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Dell is clearly at least experimenting with Google Android netbooks

Dell has yet to officially announce anything about a device running the Google Android operating system. But rumors of an Android powered Dell netbook have been floating around since software developer Bsquare accidentally(?) mentioned a Dell Android netbook in a press release a few weeks ago. Now to add fuel to the flames, Dell has […]

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MSI Wind U200 leaked – the Wind U100’s big, non-netbook brother?

MSI may be preparing to launch a 12 inch laptop that looks a lot like the company’s MSI Wind netbooks on the outside, but which is packed with goodies that you won’t find on any netbook. Engadget Chinese snagged a photo and the rumored specs for the device which hasn’t officially been announced yet. If […]

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Verizon to offer subsidized HP Mini 1000 for $200

The Verizon/HP Mini 1000 leaked document parade continues. Last time we checked in on our heroes, Verizon was preparing to start offering a subsidized HP Mini 1000 on May 17th to customers who sign up for a long term service plan. Now Engadget has snagged another leaked memo, this time setting the price structure. It […]

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Verizon subsidized HP Mini 1000 coming next week?

Verizon Wireless is reportedly planning to start selling the HP Mini 1000 at a discount to customers who sign up for a long term service plan starting on May 17th. The model will apparently actually be an HP Mini 1151NR, but that’s just because HP likes to give each slight variation of the HP Mini […]

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Google Android port for Xburst CPUs on its way

I haven’t fully jumped on the Google Android for netbooks bandwagon. The operating system is designed for cellphones with low resolution displays and slow processors. And the number of applications available for Google Android pales in comparison to the huge variety of apps that you can run on Windows or Linux netbooks. But today I’m […]

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Dell netbook with Google Android in the works?

While Dell hasn’t publicly said anything about an upcoming netbook that would run an operating system besides Windows or Linux, software company Bsquare seems to think Dell’s got a Google Android netbook in the works. Because Bsquare issued a press release today letting the public know that the company is porting Adobe Flash Lite 3.17 […]

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Rumor: HTC developing a Google Android netbook for T-Mobile

HTC may be best known for making mobile phones, but there’s a rumor going around that the company is thinking about getting into the netbook game. TMO Today reports that a tipster says HTC will be building a Google Android powered netbook for T-Mobile with an integrated 3G modem. If the rumor’s true, the HTC […]

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Could Microsoft have an ARM port of Windows 7 in the works?

Most netbooks today use Intel or VIA processors. But that could change soon, as a slew of ARM-based mini-computers are set to hit the market. But there’s one thing that ARM based netbooks can’t do: Run Windows… yet. While Windows CE, Linux, Google Android, and other operating systems can run on low power ARM CPUs, […]

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Wait, are Intel Atom CPUs in short supply or is there a surplus?

I’m so confused. Yesterday DigiTimes reported that a shortage in netbook parts including CPUs were driving up prices. Since one of the companies mentioned was Intel, I figured we might have another Atom shortage on our hands. But in a separate article, DigiTimes claims that Intel actually has a surplus of Atom chips thanks to […]

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Rumor: Apple working on a wireless “media pad”

Apple executives have repeatedly denied that the company is working on a netbook. But they’ve also repeatedly dropped hints that they could be working on something that will compete with netbooks. Today’s rumor comes courtesy of Business Week, which reports that Apple is negotiating with Verizon Wireless to carry two devices: A small iPhone-like device for […]