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@ CES: Paul Otellini, President and CEO, Intel: Next-Gen Internet Will Be Mobile and More Powerful

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Over on, there’s a full writeup of Intel (NSDQ: INTC) President and CEO Paul Otellini’s keynote today at CES. The talk was short on specifics for mobile, but mobile internet devices are a key part of Otellini and Intel’s vision of the internet of the future. The main talk of mobile concerned Intel’s Menlo mobile chip platform, which powers the MIDs, and of course how WiMax will enable ubiquitous mobile broadband. In short, Intel sees ever-more powerful mobile devices, brought about by improvements in the silicon it offers. With more power will come richer applications and content, it believes.

2 Responses to “@ CES: Paul Otellini, President and CEO, Intel: Next-Gen Internet Will Be Mobile and More Powerful”

  1. It is quite true that WiMAX has not yet taken off in a spectucular way. There are many reasons for this. These include the specectular growth in Mobile networks with handset launches averaging one a day, advanced new features including broadband delivered via WiFi or bluetooth, new applications etc. and the massive growth and installed base with resultant low prices of handsets.
    In WiMAX none of these has happened as yet. The CPEs are expansive and handsets can be counted on the fingers of the hand.

    But it is changing very fast. With the Sprint Nextel XOHM scheduled to go on line and backing by Intel, a lot will change on the availability and devices front.
    The year 2008 on this recokening should be the year of the WiMAX.

  2. I guess what Paul Otellini means is Wireless Internet or Remote Internet and not Mobile Internet as Mobile Internet is dead. It will be a good idea to straighten or align the definitions.

    Mobile Internet is browsing the Internet (as we do it with PC) using a handheld – be it a mobile phone or a PDA. Mobile Internet is often confused with Mobile Commerce.

    Mobile commerce is accessing "on the go" applications from Internet or from other places

    Wireless Internet or Remote Internet is browsing the Internet using wireless technologies (be it 3G or any other) using devices like laptops (that are not typically handheld) at places, where they would have preferred to use fixed broadband – if it was available

    I foresee – Wimax evolving as a solution to Wireless Internet and UMTS continuing to address handheld applications. If Korean market is any indication, Wibro/Wimax has not subsituted W-CDMA and CDMA2000 in handheld applications

    Wibro/Wimax in Korea is not even used for Internet browsing on handhelds – the service is in fact struggling for it has not been positioned correctly.