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First netbook with Android OS for $250.

Post by gatekeeper on Mon 27 Apr 2009, 6:40 am

First netbook with Android OS for $250, within 3 months........
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The first Netbook running Google’s Android operating system is expected to be available in the next three months and cost about $250, according to a Computerworld report. The Alpha 680, as the laptop is known as, is going through final testing at Guangzhou Skytone Transmission Technologies, Skytone co-founder Nixon White told the site.

The Netbook uses a 533MHz ARM 11 CPU and sports a 7-inch LCD screen, keyboard, touchpad, and built-in Wi-Fi, according to the report. However, the Alpha 680’s 2-cell battery will last only two to four hours while surfing the Internet, much lower than the expected 12 hours. Android is a Linux-based operating system originally designed for cell phones, but now experts are predicting that the open-source operating system could be used on other devices, such as the emerging low-cost laptops known as Netbooks. In fact, market research firm Ovum recently predicted that Android-powered Netbooks will emerge in 2009, as manufacturers attempt to drive the price of Netbooks to around $200 or less.

Hewlett-Packard is also reportedly considering using Android on its low-cost Netbooks, though an executive declined to say for certain whether HP plans to sell Android devices. Asustek Computer has already said it is considering using Android, and Dell is also considering the software for its upcoming smartphone.

Source: Crave.
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Nice price, wonder what it will be here in the uk though..
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Re: First netbook with Android OS for $250.

Post by DF on Tue 28 Apr 2009, 12:50 am

Probs never gona come to the uk though xD

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Re: First netbook with Android OS for $250.

Post by finnianm on Tue 28 Apr 2009, 10:21 am

wow.... good deal, but what the hell is with the battery lol? your going to have to have it plugged in ALL THE TIME! Sad

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Re: First netbook with Android OS for $250.

Post by gatekeeper on Tue 28 Apr 2009, 10:38 am

Yeh, their gonna have to do something about that battery life, 4 hours surfing isnt very much.
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Post by finnianm on Tue 28 Apr 2009, 10:39 am

yeah and for GFX designers, open Photoshop, that would go don to 1 hour lol

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