Everything seems to indicate that Intel will be pushing a new mobile platform later this year that will succeed the very popular and successful Centrino. A number of online publications are betting on the "Centrino 2" name for the upcoming mobile platform that will likely boost small CPUs ranging from 1.2GHz to 2.4GHz manufactured using a 45nm process, plus a performance range that will scale up to 2.80 GHz. New chipsets are also incoming with an updated graphics core said to double the performance from the current X3100 GPU. Among networking choices, it is expected that WiMax will make a big debut in flagship laptop models. This latter technology has received astounding support from manufacturers, but adoption has been extremely slow in the consumer market.

Intel, in the meantime, is being more secretive about the matter, only hinting that the announcement is indeed coming next Monday.