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Evolution of Mobile Internet Gadgets

by on May.01, 2009, under Storage

Evolution of Mobile Internet Gadgets

This is Moore’s Law in action mixed with the beauty of innovative hardware design and software refinement. Seeing this video is believing in that there has been significant progress in the past three years, as more tech experts work together at bringing the full Internet experience to tiny mobile Internet devices.

Steve “Chippy” Paine at always puts things into a clear, easily understandable perspective for people interested in the latest tiny computers hitting markets around the world.

In this video, he show how some of the first Utra Mobile Personal Computers (UMPC) looked, felt and operated back in 2006 then compares them to newer, better built mobile Internet devices on the market today.

We see Moore’s Law in action here. As processor design and performance improves — moving from low power consuming laptop processors to the Intel Atom processor) — we see new devices that get sleeker, smaller, lighter, extended battery life, more functional and about half the price during that span of years between 2006 and 2009.

With Moorestown, the next generation of technologies designed by Intel to be the heart of mobile devices, Chippy and many people inside Intel believe future mobile Internet devices will continue to get thinner, provide longer battery life and bring the full Internet to the tiny screen through Wi-Fi, 3G and even WiMAX.

I’ve seeing the unboxing of a new UMID, and shot videos previewing new MIDs for our 2007 and 2008 Intel Developer Forums, sneak peaking the lastest MIDs before the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show, met up with OQO Firmware guru to see they’re shiny new MID in January, and meet up with Steve “Chippy” Paine and Rocketboom’s Ellie Rountree to show people the latest collection of MIDs at South by Southwest.

But yesterday I went WOW! when I saw this photo of an “unofficial” MID prototype, which came my way from Ubergizmo, which has been following the MID evolution for a while.

Designer Jan Rytir has created a beautiful looking image of a MID I’d like to have, especially if it has a nice built-in camera I could use for snapshots and livecasting video. As Moorestown comes out later this year, I’m hoping to see a lot more imaginative creations like this!

The upcoming Computex in Taipei is where I’m hoping to see new mobile computing and gadget designs.


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