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|Intel Developer Forum - Beijing IDF 2011|
|Posted by Winston|
|Sunday, 10 April 2011 23:04|
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It was a great experience at the Intel Beijing IDF 2011. Although we didn't see any "live" demos of their Cedar Trail ATOM or the Ivy Bridge processor, it was still good to hear what Intel had to say about their plans for the coming year. I suppose this year's Beijing IDF was more commerce and business based ... focusing on mobile devices, tablets and solutions for embedded and server systems.
What I've noticed over the two event was that a lot of people, including both journalists and attendees were making a buzz about Intel's commitment in supporting the MeeGo mobile OS. In effect, it's Intel's way of saying ... "We're also doing OSes now". To back the MeeGo OS ... they've launched their App Up developer program. Speaking with a attendees, it looks like it's gone down pretty well among mobile app developers ... but it's still early days. Let's see what will happen when the competition heats up, because Intel will be thrown into a 4-way fight between iOS (Apple), Android (Google), Blackberry (RIM) and Windows Phone 7 ....
So in short ... the Beijing IDF 2011, was about Intel's expansion into the Chinese market, particularly in mobile devices (netbooks and tablets) and embedded solutions. Their launch of the ATOM Z670 processor (Oak Trail), a sneak peak of their Cedar Trail and the launch of their App Up developer program for MeeGo mobile OS.
We'll probably see more unveiling and announcements at the Computex 2011 event in Taipei ... but don't hold your breath because normally all of that is usually reserved for the next Intel IDF, which will be held at San Francisco later in the year.
China is going through some phenomenal changes both in IT infrastructure and consumer demand, and Intel have been an integral part of that change. With over 300 million internet users and more than half a billion mobile phone subscribers, it's the fastest growing markets in the world. It's no wonder firms like Intel and others wants to be part of it ... we shall be seeing a lot of new innovations and developements from both Intel and China's own internal IT companies over the course of the next few months.
As far as Intel is concerned, 2010 was the year of the tablets ... but they predicts 2011 will be the year of the sliders, detachables and convertibles. Let's see what will actually happen in 2011.
Before, I go ... I'd like to share some photos of the Beijing with you. Yes, I had Peking Duck! How could you not have Peking Duck in Beijing! It's their national dish ;)
I would like to thank Intel for inviting us to attend the Beijing IDF and I would like to thank all our visitors readers and forums members for their continued support. Thank you! Hopefully, if all is good ... we'll be able to go to the next IDF in San Francisco later in the year, which I expect will be more exciting in terms of new product announcements and "live" demos.
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