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Dell’s ARM-based MID and Netbook Roadmap shows Incompatible Moblin Option.

Posted on 25 April 2010 By Steve Chippy Paine


dell android roadmap I don’t know where to start with this one but highlighting the incompatibility between Moblin and ARM-based devices is a good place too start and it gives us a hint that this might not be the huge and interesting MID and ‘smart’ book leak that it could have been.

The ‘roadmap’ picked up by Android Central shows three Dell MID devices. The 4.1” 640×480 (also marked up as WVGA) Thunder based on Windows Mobile/Android is the first. Then we have the 5” Streak which is being shown as having a Vodafone (Europe) variant. This is where the Moblin logo appears. The Looking Glass is shown with a 4:3 format screen (800×600) and finally there are a couple of ARM-based netbooks called ‘Sparta’ and Athens. Once again the Moblin logo appears.

Clearly this is an old internal roadmap showing a possible Moblin / Moorestown option for the devices and probably explains the ‘MID’ label. Clearly Intel weren’t ready for Dell so in this case, they lost out to Android and ARM.

Via Engadget.

Source: Android Central

2 Responses to “Dell’s ARM-based MID and Netbook Roadmap shows Incompatible Moblin Option.”

  1. turn.self.off says:

    still, moblin is now meego, so it could be that they used the old moblin logo as meego do not have a clearly defined logo (unlike moblin and android). Heck, i cant find any kind of press kit or defined logo set anywhere on the meego site.