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Update: Infoworld has a long piece on Intel’s pending announcement. Intel is set to announce at its IDF (Intel Developer Forum) conference starting Monday in Beijing that it will launch a new UMPC platform called McCaslin using a Stealey microprocessor running at 600MHz or 800MHz and […]

Update: Infoworld has a long piece on Intel’s pending announcement.

Intel is set to announce at its IDF (Intel Developer Forum) conference starting Monday in Beijing that it will launch a new UMPC platform called McCaslin using a Stealey microprocessor running at 600MHz or 800MHz and capable of supporting Microsoft’s Windows Vista OS, according to several technology blogs.

The initiative may not produce quick profits for Intel. Critics say that vendors are trying to push UMPCs into an awkward market space called the “one-kilogram wasteland” with neither the long battery life of smartphones nor the fast processing power of laptop PCs. Intel has already dipped a toe in these waters, providing a Pentium M processor for Vulcan’s FlipStart. But like the competing Samsung Q1, Sony UX, and OQO Model 02, that product has seen limited sales to niche buyers.

Interesting video that outlines what the future of UMPC might actually look like – or at least that’s the vision. This could be coming soon…. in Beijing next week…who knows! Have you seen this video before? I haven’t. Check it out.

  1. [...] soon… in Beijing next week…who knows! Have you seen this video before? I haven’t.”read more | digg [...]

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  2. [...] med Intels ultramobil april 13th, 2007 — Webbsnack Den här filmen hittade jag via GigaOM. Den visar Intels vision av Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC). Mer information finns hos [...]

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  3. Every time I see a fore-telling video like this (on unified communications), I scratch my head wondering ‘when all this would be possible, why on earth would these people with god-powers on the fingers would still need spread-sheets, meetings and conf-calls?’

    Really funny. If one can be in such a state (depicted in these vids), what relevance would the apps and norms of today would carry?

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  4. It Scares Me!

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  5. [...] of Intel’s ultramobile PC? Filed under: Uncategorized — recar @ 7:58 am Future of Intel’s ultramobile PC? “Interesting video that outlines what the future of UMPC might actually look like – or at [...]

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  6. that club idea is retarded, actually most of these are pretty impractical unless everyone in the world works on wall street

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  7. Well then, I guess that Apple was right to focus on the iPhone, since everyone in that video was using one.

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  8. The Future of Mobile Computing?…

     
    This is Intel’s take on the future of mobile computing. These slick devices will have impeccable speech recognition and connect seamlessly to your watch, your car and your home.
    Will notebooks and keyboards be a thing of the past? I wo…

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  9. It all seems like a very nice concept, but it may suffer from farsightedness. Voice recognition is getting better, and maybe every manufacturer everywhere is beginning to discuss a standard to which all devices will comply to ensure compatibility with such devices. I hope that day is soon; although I highly doubt it’ll be next week.

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  10. Ugh, this is the silliest thing ever. I feel like the promo is an updated version of dick tracy. COOL, GEE WIZ GIZMOS AND GADGETS RULING OUR LIVES

    When’s everyone going to realize that the ultimate implementation of all this fancy technology is going to be mostly passive, and will not have any type of GUI.

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