Computex 2009 - Part 7

Moorestown and Moblin

Moorestown and Moblin

Moorestown is much closer than you think, as we found out during Intel's Ultra Mobility event. Keynote speaker, Anand Chandrasekher, Senior Vice President and GM of the Ultra Mobility Group, demoed to the audience on the latest prototype Mobile Internet Devices (MID) from the various manufacturers.

 Keynote speaker, Anand Chandrasekher, Intel Senior Vice President and GM of the Ultra Mobility group, speaking to the audience on the latest update of Moorestown and also showing off the latest prototype devices that are using the Moorestown platform.

Due to launch by 2010, the Moorestown platform will bring about better power saving features while also being much smaller in size. Thanks to Moorestown, the devices were quite capable of running HD clips with no problems though we question the point of watching HDs on small screens. Intel however, has indicated that these devices will easily be able to stream these HD clips to any connected device in a home network, so it does make some sense somewhat.

 This prototype MID from WindRiver runs on the Moorestown platform and looked fully functional. If you're wondering what's the pretty OS it's using, it's Moblin v2.0. Impressive no?

 Another working MID is this EB Reference MID that uses Moorestown. This MID features a 3.97-inch display, WiFi and 3G connectivity.

Moorestown will also see the launch of MIDs that come equipped with Moblin v2.0, an OS based on Linux that's designed for the Intel Atom platform. Also, we had a sneak peak of the 32nm Medfield platform, which is the third generation of the Atom and will only be available in 2011. By sneak peak we mean Intel showed us how much smaller it would be compared to Moorestown (which makes us somewhat sad pandas).

Anyway, here are two videos of the keynote, one with a special surprise and another a comparison of the power savings of the Moorestown platform compared to the current Menlow.




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