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ARM netbook & MID chips coming; new deal with Ubuntu backers

ARM netbook & MID chips coming; new deal with Ubuntu backers

With AMD set to announced their netbook chipset strategy today, they're not the only three-letter company looking to take a bit out of Intel's Atom.  ARM have released details of their own plans, collaborating with Canonical - the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu - to optimize the Linux distro for the ARMv7 architecture.  ARM chips, such as the Cortex-A8 and Cortex-A9, are already found in multimedia and internet enabled devices like Archos' recent Internet Media Tablets, and the company believes that this - together with the chipsets' low power demands - will make them a force to be reckoned with in netbooks.

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TI promise 1-Watt MID with super-frugal OMAP 3 CPU

TI promise 1-Watt MID with super-frugal OMAP 3 CPU

Texas Instruments are looking to shake up the Mobile Internet Device (MID) segment with a device capable of running the core, display and full connectivity on just 1 Watt of power.  The so-called 1-watt MID is part of a presentation by Seshu Madhavapeddy, General Manager of Mobile Internet Devices at TI, who discusses the company's OMAP 3 platform and how its low-draw and power saving modes [pdf link] all combine to full-day use with current battery technology.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 34 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 34 2008

Intel have been holding their annual Developers' Forum in San Francisco this week, and quite a few prototypes and commercial products have come out to play. Of the former, most exciting seems to be the UrbanMax Tablet PC concept; of the latter, Viliv's S5 MID and S7 UMPC both promise to crank the netbook market up a gear or two.

That's probably not what Acer want to hear; the company has snipped pricing off of their Aspire One netbook, presumably remembering (only a little late) that the ultraportables are meant to be cheap. Not far from the shelves, Fujitsu's Amilo Mini and Dell's Inspiron 910 continued to leak information, but still no official word from the tongue-tied companies themselves.

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