Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Jan 2008 23:23 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "After the incredible success of the Asus Eee PC, other manufacturers are ready to get their piece of the pie. This means that within the next few months we are going to see this segment go from just two devices - the Eee PC and the Nanobook (which has yet to come out in the U.S. but which we have been hearing about for some time) - to many more." Another article on the Eee says: "Five of the 10 best-selling notebooks, including the top three models this weekend do not run Windows or Mac OS X. In fact, they are different models of the same diminutive notebook the Asus Eee PC - that runs on Linux."
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RE: Call me skeptical...
by burnttoy on Thu 31st Jan 2008 12:03 UTC in reply to "Call me skeptical..."
burnttoy
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2006-07-28

I modded you up because you have a point - "Seamless connectivity" (well, except when I take the tube to/from work). The "trick" is to add this to the ultra-mobile shirely? The only issue I can see is that holding an EEE to your ear, as you would normally operate a phone, is somewhat inpractical.

There are no artifical distinction between mobile and ultraportable devices. The distinctions between them are very real. 1 - The form factor and 2 - battery life - days or weeks for a mobile - hours for an ultraportable.

Operating my Crackberry is very much unlike operating an ultraportable - maybe the exception being the Sony models. My Crackberry (sic) is held in my hands and operated by my thumbs. Even the EEE is a laptop/desktop device.

An aside, why on earth don't mobile phones have L & R keys like my GBA and DS? Here's a free tip for any mobile designers out there - implement L & R and use them as shift keys _PLEASE_!

Edited 2008-01-31 12:04 UTC

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