One bit of juicy information in the latest Intel press release is the quiet announcement of a “new” category of device that Intel is tracking. Apparently Intel has decided that the small laptops like the ASUS Eee should be called “netbooks” to show that they are primarily designed for Internet access. The netbooks will get their own Intel processors codenamed Diamondville that will fall under the Atom branding.
Perlmutter also showcased two laptops called ““netbooksÃ¢â‚¬Â while articulating Intel’s strategy for this emerging class of affordable, easy-to-use computers. These simple, low-cost Internet-centric devices will be powered by Intel’s new purpose-built low power architecture, forthcoming ““DiamondvilleÃ¢â‚¬Â Intel Atom processors and unique transistor and manufacturing process that is perfectly suited for this new market opportunity.
I’ll have to see what I can dig up on the Diamondville specs.