IDF Ultra Mobility Keynote

Updated on 11 November 2019 by

…starts in a few minutes. People looking a bit tired as its an early start here at the Moscone Centre!

I’ll update as we go along….if the Wifi holds up.

0810 – We’re off….Dadi Perlmutter going over highlights of Day 1. We’re waiting for Anand…

Interesting that the OQO device is not on the stage today…

Anand now on stage. Nice warm-up video. JKKMobile gets quoted in the video!

A lot of stats on the screen. Apparently 2:1 prefer full internet. Not suprising.

Compal MID on stage. Demo of Gypsii, the Geo-social networking and user generated POI application.

0820 – More talk about software. ‘You need performance’ , ‘You need Internet availability’ the full internet. (browser compatability) , Connectivity.

Now talking about Intel Atom. Review of the current silicon. Nothing new here.

Atom Chief architect on stage talking about some of the issues. Compatibility, raw power levels, power consumption issues.

Intel showing a chart of browsing speeds. Atom vs Arm11 on a Nokia N810. They should be checking against the new Archos devices announced in the last few days. Cortex should change the game a bit.

World of warcraft demo on….an OQO running Atom!

Talk about 1080p decoding on a MID. (As we’ve seen on the SC3 and D4)

[Apparently theres a new Atom chip being launched for Nettops. Hasn’t been mentioned here yet but websites have already released details.]

Flash 10 beta demo on the Compal MID. Significant. I wonder if they support H.264 hardware decoding

Fuel systems demonstrating some rich content, video. Flash advert for McDonalds showing. They are ‘excited’ about this being possible on MIDs. Flash game demos coming up. (again, McDonalds content.)

Talking about ‘Moblin-based ecosystem.’ A few new members. One will come up on stage next. Video running. Promoting software. There’s a big software element here. Not much hardware talk yet.

Neusoft now on stage. Dr Liu.  Apparently they are the largest software company in China and they are now a partner with Intel in the MID ecosystem. I keep seeing Asian-focus. You get the impression that Asia is the place where the MID ecosystem is really making progress.

Interesting ‘floating’ UI demo. Health application. First time i’ve seen MID and business mentioned together.

Hardware partner list being shown on screen. OQO on the list…TechFaith and Byo are new to me.

Short outline of current products….I wonder if they’ll show future products now….

Here comes the Panasonic announcement. The CF U1 is being shown along with the new medical tablet. Fun ensues with throwing, swearing and dropping of the CF U1 on the floor! BP, Panasonic’s customer is singing praises!

This is really the first time we’ve seen MIDs and businesses in the same keynote. Atom going further than originally expected?

Fujitsu U820 announced on stage. Highlighting Clarion, Benq, Aigo etc.
Clarion now on stage talking about ‘MIND’ (Mobile Internet Navigation Device) multi-mode device (in-car, in-auto) coming to store in US in OCtober.
Demonstrations… carrousell UI system. Multiple different styles of UI. I fing the MIND a rather ugly device but the UI looks good! More demos – YouTube app, great for on-dash use!!!
Navigation demo…nothing groundbreaking here. Most of you readers have been considering this for years! Again, its a display of the software ecosystem going on here.

Here’s the Lennovo product on stage. Demoing software again. Move networks video streaming demo fails!

Now talking about Moorestown. ‘On track’ On or before the 2010 timeframe. Apparently thats it on Moorestown info. Spring IDF is the next checkpoint for Moorestown.

Rounding up what was basically a software show.
Its over. Kind of disappointing`? I was very disappointed!

8 Comments For This Post

  1. jkkmobile says:

    samsung???

    run to their stand and stay there!

  2. VinegarDoppio says:

    Is the concept mid of Moorestown showed?
    Or we must remaing with the old images that are already on internet?

  3. Sascha says:

    Wow, it seems you’ve been on a GUI and case studies convention…

    Weird

  4. turn.self.off says:

    sound like mids will have the same issue as the netbooks. the software will be what seperates them from each other…

  5. Will says:

    I wouldn’t discount the importance of software on MIDs as I think poor software is largely to blame for the failure of Nokia’s Internet Tablets.

    I think Intel has largely gotten the hardware right (although I think Poulsbo should be have been fabbed on 45nm), so now device manufacturers and software developers will be largely responsible for the success or failure of the MID market.

  6. turn.self.off says:

    hmm, to me the software on the tablets are ever improving ;)

  7. Will says:

    IMHO that is one of the problems. A “typical” user wants a device that works out of the box. The N810 for example shipped with a completely useless and unstable email client and a lousy video player.

    This typical user won’t be willing to put up with the sometimes working repository, fire up the command line or continually download patches/updates or reflash the OS every few months.

    The Nokia ITs OS is aimed at tech geeks. If it ran the iPod Touch/iPhone OS, sales would have been exponentially higher.

  8. turn.self.off says:

    cant comment on the video player except that i know nokia got things messed up on the hardware side thanks to a bandwidth choked display controller. not something that can be fixed in software.

    on mail, modest is now default. and i would say its a good improvement on osso-mail, the old client.

    btw, if intel is smart, they let nokia do the trailblazing and then move iin to take the glory ;)

    moblin for instanced use the gtk based hildon framework. a framework that nokia developed for its tablets iirc.

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