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Intel clones Apple's Iphone idea

IDF Fall 007 x86 mobility toys
Wed Sep 19 2007, 19:44
TWO NEW DEVICES were shown off at the ultramobility keynote, a wide Iphone clone and a clamshell device that looks quite functional. Both will probably be made in 2008.

The first one was basically an x86 iPhone based on Montevina.


It is twice as wide so a keyboard can slide in half from each side, and you can type with your thumbs. The keyboard does not step on the main screen area, you can type and see the net at the same time.


The other one is probably more practical, a clamshell device with functional screens on the outside. Nothing new there, just a full x86 PC in a form factor traditionally held by phones. The inside has a full screen and keyboard. The march of the PC is now heading in the downward direction. µ


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