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Rise of the Mobile Internet Device

Rise of the Mobile Internet Device

In this modern age of blogs, Twitter pages and Facebook profiles it’s becoming easy to stay in touch with your favourite personality and gain a glimpse into their lives. Patrick Moorhead of AMD offers an insight into his thoughts on the emerging Mobile Internet Devices market. Patrick Moorhead of AMD offers an insight into his thoughts on the emerging Mobile Internet Devices.

In an well informed and engaging multi-part review of MID’s, Android and its latest 1.6 update codenamed “Donut” Patrick Moorhead comes to two major conclusions. One is that out of all the devices he had a look at the Archos 5 is the best in his opinion and secondly MID’s are about to encroach on the smartphone market. With devices like the Apple iPhone, HTC Touch2, Nexus One and the variants from Nokia, Samsung, Sony and LG to name a few it may be equally easy to say that the smartphone has turned into a mobile internet device capable of a rich web experience. You can check out more of Patrick’s thoughts @

As vice president and senior fellow of marketing at the Office of Strategy at AMD – a title worthy of a wizard at the Unseen University it is puzzling to read such extolling views about a device that AMD seems to have no strategy for currently. Intel are entering the market with the Moorestown SoC based on the Atom processor and ARM have the market virtually all to themselves with the Cortex series of processors. In fact the device that Patrick Moorhead seems to like so much is based around the Cortex A8 at 600MHz and even AMD’s other arch rival NVIDIA have the Tegra2 SoC with a host of design wins.

Hardware Heaven thinks that AMD may be a little late to the game, but are not about to ignore this lucrative and rapidly expanding market. What are your thoughts?



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Stuart Davidson

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