I enjoyed this article at APCMag. There’s a lot you can read between the lines and a lot of straight-up info.
- Intel are now calling smartphones, MIDs
- There’s a definite netbook roadmap
- It will take 3-5 years to seed MIDs on Intel
- Some netbooks may appear on the Moorestown platform
â€œEvery smartphone is a mobile Internet device, including the iPhoneâ€ says Pankaj Kedia, director of ecosystems for Intel’s Ultra-Mobile Group. â€œIf the device is mobile, if it delivers a rich internet experience and has a targeted usage, it’s a mobile Internet deviceâ€.
You’ll also see some talk about power consumption. 10x less idle power takes a Moorestown MID down to about 200mw. I assume that’s with screen off and radios sleeping though. It’s enough to get Intel into the high-end all-day smartphone market but not quite into consumer pockets just yet. That would take another iteration of Atom and a 2011/2012 timeframe in my opinion.
So smartphones are the new MIDs. Or should MIDs be the new smartphones? Have a read of the article and let me know your thoughts.