One interesting sign of possible things to come is LG's announcement that it will be using the Intel-championed Moblin Linux OS in its Moorestown MID. We wonder how many other OEMs will feel irresistibly drawn towards Moblin when they start building Moorestown systems.
"The MID segment will drive growth at LG Electronics," said said Jung Jun Lee, executive VP and head of the mobile business at LG Electronics. "We chose Intel's next-generation Moorestown platform and Moblin-based OS to pursue this segment because of the high performance and Internet compatibility this brings to our service provider customers."
In common with the earlier NVIDIA announcement, Ericsson will be providing the 3G connectivity for these devices. The LG press release doesn't refer to the newly formed joint venture between Ericsson and STMicroelectronics but we would expect it to be involved.
"We are glad that LG Electronics has chosen Ericsson to provide 3G capabilities in its Intel-based MID. We are working with LG and Intel to deliver industry-leading 3G capabilities on the Moorestown MID," said Mats Norin, vice president and head of Ericsson Mobile Broadband Modules.