Intel seems content to just lie quietly in the backgroud away from all the noise appearing to be content to develop enhanced plans to build a platform for future Ultrabook development and production. This new era of Ultrabooks bring the glitz and power to attempt knock out Apple’s AIR and MacBook Pros down a peg.
Soon Intel will release their own smartphone aimed of course at competing with Apple’s successful and popular iPhones. Intel’s announced developments are just the tip of the iceberg. Intel like Google and other like Dell have seem the future as charted out by Apple and naturally they want their piece.
Unlike smaller players Intel has the power, innovation expertise and capacity to do what others can only do in part. They could even update the model that got them there. Build a hardware/software platform to offer to the many PC makers that are struggling to find their way in the emerging marketplace driven by the mobility imperative.
With Motorola in Google’s pocket and desktops and laptops floundering in the market. New opportunities aboundespecially in the world of tablets and Ultrabooks and Intel would be seriously naive to pass them up.
If I were on Apple’s board I would urge the company to look over our shoulder. Even though highly recognized Asian companies such as Samsung, Nokia, Lenovo and others are strong well-positioned rivals the real fox in the henhouse may turn out to be that smiling next door Silicon Valley neighbor with deep pockets and a stong desire to sustain and thrive.