AT&Ts New Smartbook: Not a Smartphone, Not a Netbook

At a Qualcomm investor’s conference this week, CEO Paul Jacobs unveiled what will be the first smartbook on the market, made by Lenovo and sold by AT&T, using a Qualcomm chip. You might say that the smartbook is more than a smartphone, but less than a netbook. It has a display much like a netbook, […]

Sprint Offers First Netbook, Deal Draws Criticism

Sprint joins the netbook wars with the debut of the Dell Inspiron Mini today. It’s a 10-inch device that Sprint, in its press release, says “offers blazing-fast Internet access in a convenient, affordable and portable package that can easily fit in a purse, backpack or briefcase.” It sells for $199.99, but is already drawing criticism […]

Apple Tablet: Coming Soon, $1.2B in Revenue

The Apple tablet rumors/predictions have ratcheted up in recent weeks, with the consensus being that the world will finally meet this mysterious (and as yet officially unconfirmed) device this fall or early 2010, and possibly at the iPod event next month. But what, exactly, does it all mean? For Apple Inc., launching a tablet—likely with […]

Cellular South Jumps Into Netbook Market

It’s not just the Tier 1s getting into the netbook trend: Cellular South said Thursday that it’s taking preorders for the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 netbook with built-in 3G high-speed mobile broadband data. The sub-notebook will be priced like a smartphone and bundled with connectivity: $199 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year mobile […]

RIM: Netbook? No Way!

Really: no way. Research in Motion Ltd. Co-CEO Jim Balsillie said netbooks are not coming to the BlackBerry maker anytime soon. RIM’s device requirements in terms of battery life and performance make for “very tight systems constraints for a netbook,” he said, so the company is focusing on devices “you can hold up to your […]

Confirmed: Verizon to Launch Netbook This Weekend

Verizon Wireless confirmed Thursday that it will indeed sell the HP Mini 1151NR netbook beginning May 17. As previously reported, the netbook will cost $200 after a $50 mail-in rebate and new two-year data contract. Plans are available at $40 per month with 250 megabytes of data and a 10-cent-per-megabyte overage rate, or for $60 […]

Verizon Netbook Drops May 17, Replaces Hub in Stores

Following in the footsteps of its European counterparts and archrival AT&T Inc., Verizon Wireless plans to launch a subsidized netbook+data subscription bundle, on May 17. And, it will pull the Hub converged home phone from stores for four months to make space to sell it. The Boy Genius Report says it’s gotten absolute confirmation that […]

Google Android Stirs: Netbook, New Handsets Soon

The T-Mobile USA Inc. G1 handset based on Google Inc.’s Android mobile operating system has so far led a lonely existence, but that’s all set to change as a flurry of Android devices will be coming to market soon. That slew of offerings will include a netbook, as well. This week HTC’s “Magic” handset, aka. […]

Verizon Eyes Netbook Market

Verizon (VZ) appears to be attempting to keep up with the Joneses’ activity in the netbook realm. After AT&T (T) began doing the ultra-portable computer dance late last year, offering the Acer Aspire One netbook for $99.99 with a two-year contract for the AT&T data plan, Verizon sources say the carrier might begin offering netbooks as early […]

Report: AT&T to Launch $99 iPhone 3.0-Based Netbook

The on-again, off-again rumor of an Apple Inc. netbook resurfaced this week after tech blog Boy Genius Report insisted that it has confirmed details from an AT&T Inc. exec in the know, saying the market should get ready for a $99 netbook later this year. By extrapolation, that netbook will likely run the iPhone 3.0 […]

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