Asus introduces Qualcomm Snapdragon-based Eee PC running Google Android – Video

On the first day of the Computex trade show in Taiwan, Asus has introduced a new Eee PC netbook that’s unlike anything the company has produced so far. It looks a lot like the Asus Eee PC 1008HA Seashell with its thin and light design and large keyboard. But while the 1008HA features an Intel […]

Qualcomm coins the term Smartbook for netbook/smartphone mashup

It’s no secret that chip maker Qualcomm has been working on low power processors for mini-laptops for a while now. The company, which is best known for developing cellphone processors, has been demonstrating netbook prototypes at trade shows since late 2008. Today Qualcomm upped its game by introducing a whole new term: Smartbook. The idea […]

Closer look at the Wistron PBook Snapdragon-powered mini-laptop

The Intel Atom processor may be powering the vast majority of netbooks from major computer makers today. But ARM based ultraportables are getting ready to explode onto the market. And by explode, I mean sometime in the next year or two we’re going to see a bunch of manufacturers, wireless carriers and others start to […]

Wistron Firstbook sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip – Video

Qualcomm has been showing off its Snapdragon chipset for netbooks and mobile devices for a few months in no-name prototype devices. Now Wistron is demonstrating a Snapdragon powered netbook that actually has a name: The Wistron Firstbook. The Firstbook runs Linux, has a super-widescreen display that helps keep the overall profile of the netbook small, […]

Xandros announces Linux platform, app store for ARM-based devices

Xandros Linux is probably best known in netbook circles as the operating system powering Asus Eee PC netbooks. But at Mobile World Congress in Spain this week, the company behind Xandros made a series of announcements related to netbooks and low powered computing devices. Probably the most significant is that there are now versions of […]