“Intel has giant plans for 2006, and will introduce them at the Consumer Electronics Show during a keynote speech on January 5,” Jonny Evans reports for Macworld UK. “Intel president and CEO Paul Otellini will speak at 4.30pm (12.30am UK time) that day. The company has confirmed he’ll focus on digital content; the new Intel Viiv family of digital convergence and entertainment devices; and the company’s next-generation dual-core mobile processors (Napa). Apple CEO Steve Jobs is expected to deliver his keynote speech at Macworld Expo on January 10 at 9pm (5pm UK time).”
“Apple is understood to be struggling to make improvements to its notebook computers, following IBM’s strategic decision not to focus effort on porting G5 processors to such form factors. This may have led to Apple’s long-mooted decision to shift to Intel. But Apple notebook lovers may see first fruits of the Intel/Apple pact early next year. At CES, Intel’s will launch its next-generation dual-core mobile platform, codenamed Napa, based on the Yonah chip, and part of its Centrino family. The processor offers several advantages that may eventually reach Apple’s notebooks as that company moves to Intel processors next year. The timing of the launch may be key to predicting the roadmap… Apple isn’t likely to relinquish its reputation for being first to market with new technologies,” Evans reports.
“The first quarter of 2006 should also see the debut of Viiv PCs, Intel promised. Intel’s Viiv family integrates a number of technologies designed to support the notion of a front room computer. They are built for low power requirements, fast or instant start-up and with a built-in capacity to stream content around the home,” Evans reports. “Recent rumours have suggested Apple will launch a significantly upgraded Mac mini integrating home multimedia capabilities at Macworld Expo, San Francisco next month.”
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