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Helping enable the SMB market

As James White talks about in his recent post Intel is daring to try and dazzle the much sought after SMB market with the launch of Intel Business Exchange.  I think this is exciting new territory for us as a company and for me personally.  I am interested to watch this develop and be part of this effort for two reasons:

    Atom Software Development Community goes live

    The Atom Software Development Community launches today on the Intel Software Network to better support ISVs and developers who want to develop around the Intel's Atom platform.  The Atom community is closely tied to the existing Mobile Developer Community and the Moblin program, but targets more than just Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs).  We're working on content for other form factors, like netbooks, in addition to general topics like user interface design and

    InstaResearch: What the heck IS a MID anyway?

    Had an interesting conversation today in a meeting with some of Intel's web marketing folks - the people who run blogs.intel.com/mobility, to be precise. We were talking about who actually had hands on experience with a "MID", and that quickly moved on to the question of defining what, exactly, a MID is. And perhaps more importantly, what it is not.

    街上流行翻盖机

    曾几时手机几乎都是直板的,似乎从MOTO开始出了第一款翻盖的手机-掌中宝328,一时间坊间成功人士都以拥有一款使用时天线要拉出的手机为荣,至今仍然记得领导们打完电话合上翻盖的声音,那声音分明是提醒周围人-这是成功人士。虽然历经多年,手机产业有了翻天复地的变化,但翻盖手机似乎仍然是商业用户的市场段,学生和年青消费用户似乎更倾向于直板机,解释一般会说这是学生用户更倾向于发短信,打开翻盖太浪费时间,这似乎有些道理,那么用翻盖的用户有什么倾向呢?说法一,防止误拨号码,看样子商业用户更在乎保护隐私。说法二、 更大一些的按键和屏幕,方便操作,这似乎也真正反映了商业人士的体验需要。

    真正的Internet体验

    刚刚参加一个行业的研讨会,本来谈的是新媒体,有个观众提了一个问题“如何看待ARM和x86平台在MID市场中的不同作用?”,的确是个好问题!问这个问题的人一定是行业的从业人员,对MID市场应该有相当深刻的认识,从英特尔的角度回答,自然是谈Full Internet 体验,那么什么是Full Internet体验,如果停留在需要Client端软件的互联网体验,自然x86有着无可争辩的优势,这也是英特尔引以自豪的ecosystem 建设成果,但随着Web2.0技术的发展,似乎给非x86架构平台带来一丝新的曙光,SaaS(Software as a Service)的应用模式正快速被市场越来越多的接受,越来越多的应用服务商在Facebook提供的各式服务,从办公应用到消费娱乐,这一切要求的仅仅是浏览器,难道这不是Full Internet体验?从微软收购Facebook的股份,说明微软开始认真面对Web2.0时代的挑战了,如此X86也要认真的考虑什么是真正的internet体验了,毕竟传统意义上的 Full Internet首先是运行在微软的操作系统上的,这不仅仅是在MID领域,而是指整个PC市场的新的定位,否则我们真得要错过这班车了!
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