Netbooks

What is Microsoft’s iPad counter-offensive?

Microsoft's iPad counter strategy

We all know the Apple iPad is a smash hit as the device has sold over three million units in a few months but what is Microsoft’s strategy to counter this growing trend in computing? So far, it’s been a mixed bag at best but Microsoft reporter extraordinaire Mary Jo Foley has some informed speculation…

Sprint offers Dell Inspiron Mini 10, too

Sprint is the latest operator to offer Dell’s netbook – Inspiron Mini 10. The carrier is asking $199.99 for the computer on a Mobile Broadband plan and a two-year service agreement, after a $100 mail-in rebate. Of course, the netbook comes with built-in EV-DO Rev. A modem which should provide average upload speeds of 350-500…

Google Chrome OS Screenshots Emerge

I’ve heard much mixed reaction surrounding Google’s new venture into the personal computing market with Chrome OS. Me, I’m still kind of torn on the idea. Keeping my opinions on the matter to myself (at least for now), some so-called ‘spy shots’ of Google Chrome OS running in full-force have emerged via engadget. The tipster…

RIM Co-CEO Shrugs Off Netbooks

One of the co-CEOs of BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion had not long ago made the somewhat ballsy statement of equating the BlackBerry Storm to a netbook. Mr. Lazaridis’ compatriot in executivity, Jim Balsillie, has one-upped that angle, and gone so far as to dismiss netbooks as a remote threat to smartphones. The constraints of size,…

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