Sure, cheap electronics maker Coby has denied reports that it would be releasing a cheap netbook-like computer. But in this industry a denial is about as believable as a promise. Anyway, the folks at jkOnTheRun did a little trademark search, and guess what they found? Coby has filed to trademark the term “Coby Netbook.”

Sure, it’s possible that the company considered a netbook and then decided not to make one. Or maybe this is some sort of a preemptive thing to make sure nobody else tries to market a netbook under the company’s name. But it’s also possible that Coby does have something up their sleeve.

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3 replies on “Coby may have a netbook plan after all?”

  1. I don’t know why I like this idea so much? But, I just tingle thinking about a COby Netbook.

    It must be like a Yugo back in 80s, nobody really would have wanted that car if it was made by Ford, Toyota, or Nissan, but it was weird, cheap, and Soviet-bloc Yugoslavian It was horrible, so it was something special. The best part about a Yugo is it was better then an AMC Pacer, better then a Chevy Chevette, and far better then anything GM could make in terms of a samll car. The Yugo was crap, but it was really-really-really cheap and much better then a cheap American car.

    A Coby Computer would likely be the YUGO for this century, but I dare people NOT to be interested if it ever happens. I would even say the cheaper it looks, the more odd choices & flaws it has…. the more people would love it. I think the world is ready for the ANTI-iBook. Horrible style, questionable design, and cheap as hell will be what sells in this Depression Economy.

    1. You’re making me nostalgic. I always regretted not ordering a Soviet-made Zorki 35mm camera back in the 70s. A cheap copy of the Leica II, they were shipped directly from Soviet Russia, complete with government documentation, in a tiny wooden crate covered with burlap and sealed with sealing wax 🙂

  2. Great! Let Coby and Psion fight over the netbook name. I love it!

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