Intel is launching what they call the Mobile Internet Device (MID) to compete with other UMPC form factors. Although some of their features are similar, the MIDs will be running Linux. That is right Linux, no more Windows XP or Vista.
These new devices will sport a dual core processor and have screen sizes ranging from 4.5 to 6 inches. The MIDs will have Wi-Fi and 3G HSDPA connectivity. Intel is going for a sleeker design with these MIDs and hoping for better sales than with the UMPCs of the past.
Once the MIDs are launched at the Intel Developers Forum later this week we will know the entire spec sheet and design feature list. Hopefully that will be when we learn pricing and release date information as well.