More on Intel’s handtop

Lora Heiny has some additional information about the mobile vision laid out during the IDF keynote speech (webcast replay here) by Intel’s CEO Paul Otellini.  Otellini demonstrated (20 minute mark in the webcast) a portable computer with a 5” screen that displays in either portrait or landscape and elaborated on his specs for such a device:

  • “Handtop” form factor
  • Full operating system such as WindowsVista
  • USB
  • WiFi and WiMAX integrated
  • Always connected probably meaning GPRS/EDGE or EVDO
  • Battery life all day
  • Around 1 pound
  • Slide out USB access
  • Slide out thumb board keyboard in BOTH PORTRAIT and LANDSCAPE mode
  • No docking possibility mentioned

This sounds awesome and the most surprising part of his discussion of such a device was the intended availability time frame– first half of 2006!  BTW– the intro to the keynote was as well done as any I’ve seen, including Apple’s.  The big theme was Growth through Mobility.  Gotta love that. 

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