Computex was heavily focused on tablet introductions last year, and it
looks like some things actually don't change with time. This year, the
June event will be home to over 10 new tablets that run on Intel chips;
that's according to a new report in The Wall Street Journal. The show,
which is held annually in Taiwan, could be a major launch pad for a slew
of slates that use Intel's chips instead of one of the many ARM
iterations that have cluttered the market today.
's been all over the map in recent years. Oak Trail for tablets,
Moorestown for smartphones, etc. But their mobile plans have been just
that: plans. Very little has actually shipped, and it's about time to
put up or shut up. Oak Trail may actually be the key the company has
needed in the mobile realm, and "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 also confirmed that the Japan earthquake has had no impact on
their supply chain, which is most certainly good to hear. We're still
awaiting details on what tablets will be introduced, but either way, ten
new options should be just enough to make your head spin. And we're
guessing these guys will run the latest version of Android...or is
Microsoft actually planning a legitimate tablet OS?