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Lenovo Skylight smartbook launch date pushed back to July

When Lenovo introduced the Skylight smartbook in January, the company said it would come to market in April. But Laptop Magazine is reporting today that it won’t be available in the US market until July. At first glance, the Skylight looks like an oddly shaped netbook with a large keyboard, enormous touchpad, and super-slim design. […]

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Android powered Sharp IS01 looks like a netbook, works like a smartphone

Most of the so-called “smartbooks” we’ve seen over the last few months have attempted to blur the lines between a netbook/notebook and a smartphone by using an ARM-based processor and an always-on operating system such as Google Android that allows you to receive incoming messages even when the laptop’s lid is closed. But most of […]

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Smartbook concept uses smartphone as a pocketable QWERTY keyboard

With 50 or more tablets set to hit the market soon, starting with the iPad, there’s one thing that many people will notice is missing: keyboards. Sure, these tablets will have on-screen keyboards. And I dare say computer peripheral makers will be pumping out USB and Bluetooth keyboard accessories like nobody’s business. But the crazy […]

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Smartbook Logo 3G notebook is set to confuse a lot of people

Remember Smartbook? No, not the class of mini-laptops with ARM-based processors and 3G mobile broadband connectivity. I’m talking about the German company called Smartbook that was using the name before chip-maker Qualcomm decided to differentiate its platform fro netbooks by creating a new name implying a cross between a smartphone and a notebook or netbook. […]

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Ubuntu Netbook Edition remixed for ARM-based smartbooks

Ubuntu Netbook Edition is a version of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system that’s been optimized to play well with netbooks with small screens and low power processors. So far the Ubuntu Netbook folks have focused primarily on machines with Intel Atom processors — which covers most of the netbooks currently on the market. But […]