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, and which makes it look like a Sony Vaio P. Hopefully it won’t carry the same high pricetag as the Vaio P. The Firstbook has integrated 3G wireless capabilities.
It’s still possible this netbook could ship under a different name – or it might not ship at all. But Wistron was showing it off with some other ARM-based devices at Mobile World Congress in February. You can check out a video after the break (the Firstbook section is near the end)
via SlashGear and WMPowerUser
I’ve compared this unit with the Intel Atom processor and feel the Atom blows this unit away.
Interesting indeed. Not a big fan of the ultra wide screens. Need a lot more information on this unit. Can’t wait for a full review.
If this has a Pixel Qi direct sunlight readable screen with 5 fold the battery use time per charge vs other netbooks (meaning if it has 15-20 hours of use per charge) on a 3 cell battery, and it has touchscreen as well…? Well, that is it, very light, pocketable in a custom pocket, … good to go! Interesting item.
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