Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) based on Intel's Centrino Atom chip package will be available with Microsoft's Windows operating system in addition to Linux, according to the chip maker.
"The platform is going to be enabled for both Windows XP and Windows Vista," said Gary Willihnganz, director of marketing at Intel's Ultra Mobility Group.
MID is the name that Intel has given to handheld devices based on Centrino Atom that are expected to be produced in a range of form factors, with many using touch screens or slide-out keyboards. The devices, which are being showcased at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Shanghai, are seen as a way for users to access the Internet and play media files when they are on the move.
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