Today, in a keynote during the Intel Developer Forum, the corporation's CEO Paul Otellini announced that their fifth-generation Centrino mobile platform codenamed Montevina will be supporting both HD-DVD and Blu-ray when it ships next year.
Up till now, Intel has exclusively backed HD-DVD, but just like companies as LG Electronics and Warner Brothers have done thus far, it has now choosen the safe and neutral side in the high definition format war. Although some analysts predicted to have a winner between Blu-ray and HD-DVD by the end of this year, it now that the battle will spill over into 2008.
The winter holidays will probably give us some good comparisons between HD-DVD and Blu-ray and which is progressing better. We'll keep you up to date.