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Acer Iconia M500 tablet shows Intel was serious about MeeGo

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Acer Iconia M500 tablet shows Intel was serious about MeeGo
Intel bragged yesterday about more than 30 tablets coming with its mobile Atom chipset over the coming months, and the count is slowly starting to pile up. Intel gear with Microsoft on it was easy to guess, and Android 3.0 Honeycomb wasn't hard either, given the recent agreement between Google and Intel.

MeeGo, however, turned out Intel's wild card at Computex 2011. After Asus showed its Eee PC X101 ultrathin $200 netbook with MeeGo, now a 10" Acer Iconia M500 pops up, and a full-blown tablet at that. Looks are similar to the Android-powered Acer Iconia A500, which we review here, but the silicon of choice inside is most likely Intel's Atom Z670.

The MeeGo interface has been reworked quite a bit from what we saw in February, and seems very pleasing, with the obligatory widgets, including a cool circular way to flip through them. The UI is scaled well now to the screen's size and resolution. Intel is obviously not giving up on MeeGo, as it promised when Nokia abandoned the venture, and has further plans for the platform. Since those evidently include very affordable and/or cool-looking gadgets, we'd say bring it on, Intel. Have a look at the Acer Iconia M500 unveiling below.

source: NetbookNews

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posted on 01 Jun 2011, 07:58

1. Zylam (Posts: 515; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)

Wow, what the hell was that, it looks like the legend of vapourware has gotten worse?

I've been waiting bigtime for Meego but seriously when the head guy demoing it can't get it to run what do they expect people to think

when is this coming


posted on 01 Jun 2011, 12:38

6. protozeloz (Posts: 5394; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

we may never know :(

posted on 01 Jun 2011, 08:01

2. protozeloz (Posts: 5394; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

sorry to ask but dont these guys get to play with the tablet a bit before showing it off..... at the beginning he seemed confused

posted on 01 Jun 2011, 19:02 1

8. Hello-dirt (Posts: 102; Member since: 02 May 2010)

evidently not. It was fun watching him try to swipe in every wrong direction. Silly management trying to stand in the place of the techie that knows what they are doing so that he can hog the spot light.

posted on 01 Jun 2011, 08:23

3. TDroid21 (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)

These guys don't know waht they're holding.. LoL

posted on 01 Jun 2011, 09:24

5. noname (unregistered)

dude got some bling to show off...

posted on 01 Jun 2011, 16:04

7. maoten (Posts: 13; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)

Way to go MeeGo...

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