Sneak peek: Intel MIDs at CES 2008

Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) will be the handtop darlings at the Intel booth tomorrow. Rather than wait until then to see them, though, why not take a look today?

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As mentioned in my Sony mylo 2 post, the express shuttle to the Las Vegas Convention Center dropped us off in an area that probably wasn’t supposed to be open to press folk yet. But as luck would have it, there, right in front of us, was the Intel booth! Parts of it were still being built and we got some odd looks as we ogled the MID display, but no one stopped us when we took out the camera.

The devices inside the main MID display are actually UMPCs. It’s tough to see in the picture, but from left to right, that’s the Samsung Q1 Ultra, HTC Shift, Fujitsu U810, and Aigo unit.

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More interesting and more terminologically accurate were the devices under glass. There were a lot of people wearing exhibiting press badges chatting in front of this area so I wasn’t able to really get a good look. I’m not sure what that is on the left, but next to it is the Lenovo/Aigo device.

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This N810-looking slider is from Aigo too. I didn’t see the BenQ MID that’s supposed to debut (unless that’s it next to the Lenovo), but maybe it wasn’t set up yet.

I’ll visit the booth more officially tomorrow, but here’s what it looks like today:

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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