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Intel to develop dual OS, Medfield tablet for emerging markets

The StoryBook tablet PC will feature a 10-inch display panel, use Intel’s mobile Medfield chipset and intriguingly boast dual-operating systems (much like ViewSonic’s ViewPad 10). According to Digitimes, this tablet is to be marketed towards users in emerging markets like China and Brazil. The StoryBook tablet is set to be released in the second half of 2012 and will be primarily pushed towards the education market. That said, the news source says that Intel will also sell this tablet into regular retail channels at $299. Tablet production is expected to be split between notebook OEM maker Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) and China-based Malata. Digitimes [...]
avatarby Tab TimesApril 3, 20120 comments

Vizio gives sneak peek at 10-inch Android tablet at CES

LAS VEGAS — Vizio isn't ready to say much about a new tablet it plans to launch soon, but the company is showing the device here at CES  to promote it's growing portfolio of computer products that now also includes an all-one-PC and Ultrabook. The company is of course best known for its line of HDTVs. Vizio already offers an 8-inch Android tablet based on an ARM processor, but specuation is the new tablet will be powered by Intel's next generation Atom "Medfield" processor. If so, it will be another Atom win for Intel. Yesterday CEO Paul Otellini invited an executive from Lenovo on stage to announce the first smartphone based on Intel's [...]
avatarby Tab TimesJanuary 11, 20120 comments

Intel hopes Clover Trail is a path to Windows 8 tablet success

Medfield is the next iteration of Intel’s Atom line that figures  prominently in the company’s plans to win over mobile device makers who, so far, have largely gone with rival ARM processors. But with Medfield, a single-core processor, Intel is mainly targeting mobile phone makers, though some tablet makers, particularly at the low end, may well adopt it. Asus for one, is rumored to be planning to release a 7-inch tablet based on the Medfield processor.  Next up after Medfield is Clover Trail, a dual-core Atom processor that CNet reports is due out later this year, around the same time Microsoft is planning to release its Windows 8 operating [...]
avatarby Tab TimesJanuary 4, 20120 comments

Prototype of Intel “Medfield” tablet surfaces running Android Honeycomb

A prototype 10.1-inch Android tablet running Intel’s latest mobile processor has apparently been acquired by the website Android Community. The site reports buying the developer prototype tablet from a tipster who “either didn’t know what they had or didn’t care” because the person only charged $50.  Intel has been actively promoting the chip, codenamed Medfield, to mobile device makers who have generally favored processors licensed from ARM. But other than an appearance at the Intel Developers Forum and a recent demo for MIT’s Technology Review, neither Intel or its hardware partners are believed to have yet made Medfield [...]
avatarby Tab TimesDecember 30, 20110 comments

Intel gearing up for mobile – smartphones and tablets

Intel powers almost all the world’s PCs and notebooks, but its attempts to conquer the mobile space have thus far fallen flat. The one exception has been its Atom processor favored by netbook makers, but interest in netbooks seems to have peaked with the ascent of tablets.  Intel. however, is not sitting still. The chipmaker is banking on the latest generation in its Atom line, codenamed Medfield, to win over mobile device makers who generally favor chip designs licensed by UK-based ARM.  Intel officials gave Technology Review a preview of a prototype Android smartphone and tablet based on Medfield. Typically, these so-called reference designs are meant [...]
avatarby Tab TimesDecember 21, 20110 comments
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