Lenovo's Intel Atom based Handheld shown at Intel Developer Forum

kingdingeling - April 2, 2008 01:09PM in Mobile, Manufacturers, General News
Mobile computing is becoming more and more popular amongst business men and other alike. Lenovo showed a handheld computer at CES Las Vegas this January, however it did not have a name yet. At the Intel Developer Forum in Shanghai, the IdeaPad U8, as it is called, was shown. As unveiled at CES, the small device runs Linux natively, can of course connect to the internet, can be used as a GPS device, plays music and takes photos. It uses the Intel Atom processor, features a touchscreen display and is targeted at consumers, as the name IdeaPad gives away (the name of Lenovo's new laptop lineup). As Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs as Intel calls them) are not that popular in the US or Europe, it is currently only available in China, but the Intel Atom technology might change that, as the devices keep getting smaller.