|Intel CEO says the World is Going Ultra Mobile|
Posted: 09-Jan-2008 [Source: Intel]
[Intel CEO Paul Otellini, speaking at CES, said the world is "going ultra mobile" as he demonstrated new products and applications promoting Internet computing.]
Las Vegas, CES 2008 -- The World is Going Ultra Mobile
Otellini said the world is "going ultra mobile" with smaller, more powerful, connected mobile devices that "deliver a no-compromise Web experience in an ultra low power device small enough to fit in your pocket or purse."
He predicted that mobile Internet devices will be the "next big thing in computing," and showed off potential uses for this new category of device, which allows users to stay connected, be entertained and have access to the full Internet while on the go. Using Adobe* AIR software to prove his point, he showed how people could use rich, dynamic social networking and user-generated content on these pocket-sized devices due to the flexible nature of Adobe AIR.
Intel plans to ship its first low power processor and chipset platform designed for mobile Internet devices in the first half of this year. Codenamed "Menlow," it is comprised of a chipset with a single chip design, codenamed "Poulsbo"; and a processor, codenamed "Silverthorne," which comes in a package that is five times smaller and consumes 10 times less power than ultra low voltage mobile processors introduced in 2006.
Otellini also touted the advantages of WiMAX compared to other wireless broadband technologies in delivering a global Internet network. While other wireless technologies are still in development, WiMAX is ready to be deployed today. He predicted that nearly 150 million people will be connected via WiMAX by the end of this year.
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