Intel has announced plans to market its own Internet appliances by the end of the year.
The Intel Web appliances will run on Celeron processors and the Linux operating system. Company officials say they will not be sold directly to consumers but to telephone operating companies, ISPs, and e-commerce retailers. Customers, in turn, are expected to sell the devices to end users for a wide range of prices and to give some away free to those signing up for a suite of services.
Intel plans to price its appliances close to $300 for a basic configuration, but a more elaborate device could cost several hundred dollars more.
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