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 dagw on Thu 31st Jan 2008 16:38 UTC in reply to "Call me skeptical..."
dagw
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There are a few distinctions that are not so silly. One big one is apps. My ultra portable laptop is capable of running the same apps (and OS) as my desktop, making transfering work from one to the other trivial.

Another is size and battery life. I wouldn't want a phone big enough to have a useable keyboard or powerful enough to run my desktop apps. I want my phone to be small enough to live unnoticed in my pocket and 'weak' enough to be on and opperating for days without charging.

As to seamless connectivity, as long as both your phone and your laptop have bluetooth they both have seamless connectivity. Secondly having features that rely on data connectivity to work is not a great idea. Have you ever checked how much your carrier charges to connect to the internet via 3G from a foreign country. If your carrier is anything like mine, you'll know it's prohibitivly expensive (I realize this is more of a problem in Europe than in the US).

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