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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
Monday, February 16, 2009