In news that should come as a surprise to nobody, Intel is getting ready to push its new low power Atom Oak Trail platform. I suspect we’ll see a number of tablets, netbooks, and related devices based on the new chipset at CES in January. Now the folks at DigiTimes are giving us a bit of a teaser, suggesting that Acer, Asus, Dell, Samsung, and Toshiba will all have Oak Trail-based tablets ready to launch in the first quarter of 2011.
DigiTimes can be a bit hit or miss with their information, but the site’s news usually comes from industry sources in Taiwan who are in a position to know things, since they’re the ones building the computers.
The site also claims that HP has tapped OEM Inventec to build its upcoming tablet running webOS software. Inventec could be tasked with producing as many as 6 or 7 million units. There’s no word on what kind of hardware these tablets will have, but it’s likely that they’ll use ARM-based chips, like most Palm webOS smartphones.