Intel to launch Linux-powered mobile Internet device

Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 @ 06:48:22 EDT by meshal

Intel is developing its own take on the mini-tablet, with a new ultra-mobile PC platform to be announced at this week’s Intel Developer Forum in Beijing. The big surprise? It’s based on Linux.

Called a Mobile Internet Device (pic), or MID, the devices will have screen sizes from 4.5 to six inches with a target audience described as "consumers and prosumers" rather than mobile professionals. Processing power will come from a Stealey dual-core processors running at 600MHz to 800MHz while WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G HSDPA connectivity will also be included.

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