Coby could launch a sub-$100, Windows CE-powered netbook
Coby has been showing off a line of 7 to 12 inch mini-laptops for the past year or so. But the company hasn’t actually sold very many computers in the US to date. But that coudl change this year, with Coby perhaps focusing on one of the areas where it performs best: Dirt cheap products that bear a resemblance to higher end devices from their copetitors.
Engadget spotted a Coby mini-laptop with a 7 inch display, a 624MHz Marvell PXA303 processor and Windows CE at CeBIT in Germany. Basically, this device has all the power of a 4 year old PDA or phone, but packed into a netbook-sized case complete with a keyboard and touchpad.
Coby’s had this model (the NBPC722) in its lineup since at least the middle of 2009. But here’s what’s new. Engadget reports that the NBPC722 could arrive in the US this spring for as little as $85.
While this little guy is hardly the most exciting netbook/smartbook-like product I’ve seen in a long time, it’s certainly one of the cheapest. You know, if it ever comes to market.