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[2]: Call me skeptical...
by tomcat on Fri 1st Feb 2008 22:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Call me skeptical..."
tomcat
Member since:
2006-01-06

Just looking at the form factor of those two very different types of devices that you mention, the first thing that comes to mind is that you would have to be blind to be able to class both devices in the same category. Way to go attempting not to back peddle. ;-p


This isn't 1999, Mr. Delusional Anachronism. The new crop of cell phones have larger screens, keyboards, and have most of the capabilities of mini-PCs. Some of them -- like the iPhone -- are evolving in ways that don't require a keyboard (ie. gesture-oriented interactivity). And, given that far more people buy these devices than eeePCs, they already "dominate" the market for ultra-mobile devices. Reality bites, huh?

http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,137855-c,pdacellphonehybrids/arti...

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RE[3]: Call me skeptical...
by ichi on Sun 3rd Feb 2008 16:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Call me skeptical..."
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

Good luck writing a document with some images, screenshots and charts on a cellphone, QWERTY or not.

I sometimes need to do some customized documentation for our products, and there's no way I would do that on a cellphone.

Plus those devices cannot even run the client apps where I could test stuff on. Even if they are usable on some scenarios they are not in the same range of products.

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