ASUS Enters Another Mobile Market Page: 1
ASUS Enters Another Mobile Market
Tony Chen, general manager of Asustek's notebook business, has given word that ASUS will be releasing a product based on Intel's Mobile Internet Device (MID)
platform. To be manufactured by Pegatron Technology, the R50 5.6-inch device will adopt both Linux and Windows Vista as the operating system.
The R50 is set to come out sometime before June with a pricetag over $500. ASUS also plans to release an updated version bearing a keyboard sometime in November.
If Intel is able to bring down the general costs of the MID platform, which was announced last year
, ASUS believes it could really take off, with second-generation devices appearing in 2009 and a solid market forming within 3 years. Considering the recent release
of Intel's new tiny Atom processors and Moorestown PCB shrink
, this could very well occur.
Will this new product help Intel's relatively unknown platform get off the ground?