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    News - Intel demonstrates Moorestown platform

    Next generation mobile platform designed to allow full internet on mobile phone handsets.
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    Re: News - Intel demonstrates Moorestown platform

    Intel may well say that Moorestown is intended for use in MIDs (mobile internet devices), but the real potential of it will be in mobile phone handsets.
    Is there really any point in MIDs?

    I have an Archos 605Wifi, it has a browser and wireless but unlike a MID it also has a 160GB hard drive and can play most media I throw at it. I also have a TyTn II which has the internet over 3G or Wifi, it has GPS, touch screen, fairly decent browser (Opera Mobile 9.5) and 16GB storage. Yet it isn't a classed as a MID, because lets be honest, it's a phone.

    The only actual MID I can think of in the Nokia N700 or N800 series devices and they aren't exactly flying off the shelves.

    Intel should just admit that the market segment that they are pushing for doesn't exist now and by the time the technology progresses to the stage where it is viable, other mass market devices will have gained the very features that seperate this niche market anyway. Hell, the prototype they often pimp as an example of a MID looks just like a long thin iPhone or iPod Touch.

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    Re: News - Intel demonstrates Moorestown platform

    Is the original Eee PC a MID?

    I think there exists a price constrained market, giving it its own name, making it feal less tesco value isn't a bad marketing idea.
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    Re: News - Intel demonstrates Moorestown platform

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Is the original Eee PC a MID?
    Or is it a UMPC?

    And which category does the OQO fit into? It was around before MIDs, UMPCs and Netbooks

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