Waiting for the mobile version of Nehalem to become available before your next laptop upgrade? Well, if notebook vendors get their way you might have to keep waiting a bit longer. According to a recent report by DigiTimes
, quoting Taiwanese sources, some notebook vendors have voiced hopes that Intel will consider postponing the launch of its next-generation Calpella platform until October instead of July or August as originally scheduled.
Apparently, because Centrino 2 notebooks haven't sold like hotcakes due to a souring economy and the rise of netbooks, laptop makers are asking for more time to clear up their inventories – whether or not they actively lobby the chipmaker and succeed remains to be seen. It wouldn’t be unprecedented, though, with Intel delaying its X48 chipset earlier last year
amid pressure from several unnamed motherboard makers.