Just when we thought Intel and Nokia's ambitious Linux-based Operating System project, MeeGo, was hitting a roadblock in terms of news and information, we got hit with some juicy tidbits. Intel, in a press event held in Moscow, showcased the first MeeGo netbooks to go on sale. The Intel representive was also carrying a tablet and a smartphone, which he gladly let people take pictures of.
There is not much information about the tablet or its display size, apart from the fact that it runs on MeeGo and has a video-call camera.
The smartphone, however, is a little more revealing. A HI/LO Vibrant phone runs on an Intel Atom processor, and sports a MeeGo OS. It supposedly has a WVGA resolution display, a 5 megapixel camera (with LED flash) and a video-call camera.
The event itself released a bit more info about the MeeGo, with some of the key features for the new operating systems being named. These included faster boot times, support for Flash, an application for easy access to social networking sites and immunity to viruses (it's Linux-based, duh).
Intel and Nokia are also banking on painless transfer of all applications across all devices based on MeeGo. That's quite an awesome sounding feature, because one could theoritically start something on their PC at home, and improve on it on their smartphone while travelling and finally finish it off with their tablet at their destination.
Here's hoping MeeGo picks up steam in the build up to 2011, which it already looks likely to do with all the manufacturers that are lining up to support it (AMD are rumored to be lurking around). This is in stark contrast to the BlackBerry and iDevices, so RIM and Apple better watch out.