Intel is betting that people will be willing to carry two devices?one for making calls and one for using the internet. ?Intel?s ambition is to introduce a pocket sized device (screen sizes mentioned started at 5 inches) ?that capture the goodness of the PC architecture?, said DeLine. The company is attempting to deliver a 10x power reduction in its current processor architecture by 2008, enabling it to run these miniature PCs with full functionality.?
This won?t be mass-market, but I suspect there?ll be a niche for this sort of thing, just as there?ll always be a niche for portable music players or portable TVs.