Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Apr 2009 15:07 UTC
Editorial Last week, Apple again repeated its claim that the iPhone and iPod Touch are capable of filling the netbook niche. They also claimed that netbooks can barely be called personal computers. Both of these statements are complete and utter nonsense, but instead of writing down some high-level definition of what a netbook is, I decided to simply write down all the things I do with my netbook that the iPhone/iPod Touch cannot do to make the difference between the two that much more tangible.
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RE: The most convincing evidence
by Bobthearch on Mon 27th Apr 2009 19:30 UTC in reply to "The most convincing evidence"
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Based on the desperation and exaggeration (to say the least) of comments by Jobs and Cook, Apple was caught completely off-guard by the immense popularity of "netbooks," and probably dismayed by the retail prices.

So now Apple has a dilemma - whether to sit out this computer segment and begin planning for the next big thing, or risk being an overpriced Johnny-come-lately to a computing segment in which pricing has already been market-determined.

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