While Apple has indeed hit it big with iPod and iPhone. But the market may be hotting up! And the lines between different providers may be blurring. Now, of all the companies – Intel, the chip maker, may be reading with the next iPhone killer product, reports Switched.com
The big story out of this week’s Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco is Intel’s upcoming ultra mobile platforms codenamed Menlow and Moorestown. The technologies will be the basis for future generations of UMPCs (Ultra Mobile PCs) and MIDs (Mobile Internet Devices) — the difference between the two product classes being that UMPCs run on Windows while MIDs use Linux.
It’s the MID that have caught many people’s attention. The versatility, level of customization and low power requirements (which leads to longer battery life and cheaper hardware) of the Linux operating system make it a prime candidate for building an iPhone killer around. Intel showed off an iPhone-like MID with an ultra-wide screen form factor (pictured above). The touch screen device is never going to be mass produced, but was merely intended to show what would be possible with the Moorestown platform.