Intel Santa Rosa won't have 3G support

Posted on Friday, Feb 16 2007 @ 17:20 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel announced it will stick with WiFi for its upcoming Santa Rosa Centrino platform which will arrive in the second quarter of this year.
Intel had first announced the partnership in September, saying the Nokia module would be an ingredient in its improved Centrino Duo platform, a recipe for wireless-enabled notebooks with long battery life centered around Intel's Core 2 Duo processor.

But Intel has now decided that notebook vendors would not be willing to pay enough to justify the investment.

"After doing further analysis, we decided it wasn't a good enough ROI to bring that product to the notebook market now. But that doesn't change the value proposition of Santa Rosa at all," said Intel spokeswoman Connie Brown.


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