According to X-bit labs, Intel may have issues with the wireless network controller and integrated graphics card of the Intel GM45 chipset included in the new laptop platform Centrino 2 (also known as Montevina). Centrino 2 laptops are expected to be released around the first week of June.
The consequences of such issues are difficult to predict, but could involve delays in the release of some Centrino 2 laptops or modifications to the initial configurations (like 802.11a/b/g wireless network instead of 802.11n). That could mean good news for AMD, if these problems translate in actual delays, because laptops based on AMD’s new platform (Puma) are going to be released in the same time frame.
Update: both Infoworld and CNET confirm that Centrino 2 launch is going to be delayed. The first processors of the platform (P8400, P8600, T9600 and X9100) and some of the chipsets are expected by July 14th, but the complete platform will be available later.