Looks like an open sourced OS alone may not make Google Chrome OS based netbooks cheap and affordable like the MS Windows counterparts. Folks at Netbook Choice write that the netbook being envisioned by the Big G is expected to come with a lot of high end features including high resolution displays, 64GB SSD, integrated 3G modem etc. that purchasing a Windows netbook may work out to be cheaper.
While paying for a higher end device is a no-brainer, it needs to be noted that the platform does not support many ubiquitous software including Microsoft Office which means that you may be buying a higher end device that can actually do lesser.
However, support for software as this is expected to roll out as Chrome OS proliferates which will nevertheless take some time.
[Netbook Choice via Lilitputing]
Speculations surrounding T-Mobile’s foray into the Netbook market has been doing the rounds for quite a while now. However, it is only now that the actual product behind the rumors is coming to light.
Quoting trusted sources, folks at TmoNews claim that the carrier could be partnering with Dell to bring its newly unveiled Dell Mini 10 netbook to the market. No information regarding the price or launch date is known as yet, though a roll-out is expected by the end of March.
Dell Mini 10 was unveiled earlier this year during the Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas and has since then garnered overtly positive reviews. In fact, Dell Mini has been a popular choice among the carriers. After Sprint Nextel introduced the device, AT&T Mobility too has jumped in. T-Mobile’s entry while later than the other major players could still be a significant business decision moving forward in 2010.
What do you think?
Samsung could be launching a 10.1 inch netbook running on Google’s Chrome OS later this year. Hints about this was given by Samsung Australia’s Phil Newton to the local Channel News.
According to these rumors, the Samsung netbook will have a 10.1″ display, run a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor and come with 2GB RAM and 64GB flash storage. Other features like 3G, Wi-Fi are also likely.
Phil Newton also commented that the new netbook will be similar to the new Samsung N210.
[via Channel News, Engadget]