Monday, February 16, 2009

LG to make a MID. This time for sure?

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Last time we heard LG was about to ship their MID "in the second half" ... of 2008.

It never got out but this time they are making a bit more noise and official press releases...


" LG Electronics (LG) and Intel Corporation today announced collaboration around mobile Internet devices (MIDs) based on Intel’s next-generation MID hardware platform, codenamed “Moorestown,” and Linux-based Moblin v2.0 software platform. The LG device is expected to be one of the first Moorestown designs to market."


" In order to offer a variety of network connections and Internet access, LG is also working with Ericsson to bring 3G network capability to its planned MID."


" LG Electronics (LG), a worldwide technology and design leader in mobile communications, announced today that it will demonstrate the first data card based on 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology standards during the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2009.

LG will display its versatility with its data card solution by connecting three data cards to 3 different devices. These devices include a laptop, a netbook and a prototype mobile internet device (MID). "

.... So LG is making a state of art LTE modem, demoing it on a MID but allready saying they will use Ericsson 3G modem on a device they will possible release in 2010-11 ?!?!

With the Ericsson 3G modem this device doesn't look voice enabled to me even Intel is saying: " This software ( Moblin v2.0 ) is designed specifically to deliver a great PC-like Internet experience while also supporting cell phone voice capabilities. " we will see...

Btw. It looks pretty sure we can forget " the other " MID now...

LG press release

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Mike Cane said...

It's as thick as the OQO, it seems. Why bother?

Now about that AIGO MID you customized ...!!!

Anonymous said...

looks like its already got a little thumbpad, sure makes it easy for potential XP/7 lovin'

MiKeN said...

There won't be no XP/7 lovin if we don't get any drivers.

Anonymous said...

Making noise about Moorestown *and* LTE already? This feels goooooood - but those confusing signals spoil it. Well, we won't be seeing Moorestown prodcuts for a year or two in any case and LTE networks are just shipping (Nokia Siemens Networks has already shipped LTE network hardware).

Bah, look at me getting my hopes up just because of buzzwords. I should know better. LTE *will* be GOOD when it's eventually offered to consumers and Moorestown should help with battery life a bit (leaving the displays and radios just as power hungry as before?) but it'll take time. Even Menlow platform isn't out properly yet...

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