Intel says “world of mobile internet devices is set to explode”

July 25, 2008

Intel says world of mobile internet devices is set to explode

BBC reports on research carried out on behalf of Intel says that we will see a huge increase in the use of mobile internet devices.

The world of mobile internet devices is set to explode in the next four years says chip maker Intel.

Research carried out for the company suggests portable net-enabled devices will grow to 1.2 billion by 2012 as the need to be connected increases.

Intel’s predictions were unveiled as it launched a series of chips designed for portable web-browsing gadgets.

I certainly find I am using the internet on mobile devices more then ever.

I expect that learners will also be doing the same as devices get cheaper and smaller; and (importantly) internet access gets cheaper too.

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MacBook touch (perhaps?)

July 25, 2008

Okay this is a rumour, which basically means that it may have absolutely no foundation in truth and is just purely a figment of someone’s imagination.

It is rumoured (did I say this was a rumour) that Apple in October may be releasing a MacBook touch.

MacBook touch (perhaps?)

This product would have the touch interface of the iPhone and the iPod touch with the capability of a proper MacBook.

Gizmodo quotes MacDailyNews:

Think MacBook screen, possibly a bit smaller, in glass with iPhone-like, but fuller-featured multi-touch. Gesture library. Full Mac OS X. This is why they bought P.A. Semi. Possibly with Immersion’s haptic tech. Slot-loading SuperDrive. Accelerometer. GPS.

I would certainly like to see an Apple Tablet type device.