Josh Bancroft promised many more MID videos from the Intel Developer Forum he attended and here’s another part of that delivery. Josh has two separate videos right here and each provides an early look at two expected entries in the Mobile Internet Device space. A few thoughts came to mind as I viewed them:
- The Aigo reminds me very much of the Nokia N810 in terms of form factor.
- The IdeaPad U8 has all of its hardware keys on the right side. Does the device rotate 180-degrees for lefties?
- There’s still quite a bit of work to do in the operating systems of each. In fairness, these are pre-production units, but I see some opportunity to make these even more finger friendly.
All in all, these look pretty sweet for a handheld and pocketable Internet device. These definitely fit more in the “companion device” category from what I can see; not a bad thing as they fit that definition better than original devices meant to be companions.