Intel planning over 10 new tablets powered by its chips

Intel planning over 10 new tablets powered by its chips

Summary: One day after Intel CEO Paul Otellini remarked that the "tablet race is nowhere near finished," Intel appears to be holding steady to that statement with the revelation that over 10 new tablets are on the way powered by the company's chips.

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One day after Intel CEO Paul Otellini remarked that the "tablet race is nowhere near finished," Intel appears to be holding steady to that statement with the revelation that over 10 new tablets are on the way powered by the company's chips.

According to The Wall Street Journal:

Intel Corp. Wednesday unveiled plans to introduce more than 10 new tablet personal computer models that run on its own chips at the Taiwanese computer trade show later this month, as it seeks to expand beyond its PC stronghold into mobile devices, where designs from ARM Holdings PLC have become the standard...

And those unnamed models are just a part of the much larger tablet road map that Intel has planned for 2011:

Meanwhile, Intel's general manager for Asia-Pacific, Navin Shenoy, said more than 35 of Intel's chip-based tablet models are on track to be shipped through the year.

Intel execs are promising that the earthquake in Japan this past March shouldn't affect production, so hopefully we'll see some of these portable PCs on shelves within a few months.

Some of the specifics that we'll see more about when these tablets are showcased at Computex in Taiwan at the end of May include the new Oak Trail chips optimized for tablets.

We should also expect to see more Intel-powered tablets running versions of Android, not just Windows and MeeGo, given some of the statements during Intel's annual investor relations meeting in Santa Clara yesterday. Additionally, although these are labeled as "personal" tablets, Intel has also promised rigorous security standards, so there should be some room on these slates for business and enterprise-related functions as well.

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  • Intel still has a disadvantage in processing power per watt. That means

    that most of the devices will be Windows.
    DonnieBoy
    • RE: Intel planning over 10 new tablets powered by its chips

      @DonnieBoy
      You have no clue about Windows and Intel, so why do speak about those technologies? Please go back to your cave and worship your lord Google.
      Ram U
      • Exactly why...

        @Rama.NET

        did his post offend you? I think what he said is a well established fact. He said "still...") and that somehow stuck in your throat?

        Please grow up.
        Economister
      • RE: Intel planning over 10 new tablets powered by its chips

        @Economister<br>Since he shares some of nonsensical views you have with ABM, you are siding with him. I think my post really hit a nerve of you. You please grow up. I use technology as technology and have no bias against anything. I own Android, iOS and WP7 devices and also I run Linux, Windows and Mac OSX systems at home and office. Please, stop your biased views and grow up. Also Intel was talking about its roadmap, not the current offerings, so Donnie's view is nothing but biased against Intel and of course MSFT.
        Ram U
      • Whatever

        @Rama.NET

        No point arguing with a brick
        Economister
      • RE: Intel planning over 10 new tablets powered by its chips

        @Economister.<br>
        >>No point arguing with a brick - Economister on 5/18/2011.
        Exactly, thats my point and thanks for accepting it. <img border="0" src="http://www.cnet.com/i/mb/emoticons/wink.gif" alt="wink">
        Ram U
  • planning ...

    ... as in "intel has been planning to be a player in smart phones and tablets for a few years now". one may wonder if they will ever be playing there too.
    banned from zdnet again and again
    • So how come you are still here?

      @banned from zdnet again and again <br><br>
      ;-)
      Anyway. Intel, as far as I know, offers their chips/platforms to the device makers, who offer devices to the public, who may or may not buy the stuff. So far, in most cases, the device manufacturers have not produced the devices or the consumers have declined to buy the devices. Therefore, what Intel may be "planning" in this regard may be totally irrelevant.
      Economister