Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 20:13 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Ah, the ARM chip. ARM is a hugely successful architecture, and can be found in just about every cell phone or other small device out there. ARM, however, wants more, and for a long time now we've been hearing predictions about an upcoming massive rise in ARM netbooks - so far, this hasn't materialised. Warren East, ARM's CEO, said in an interview with PC Pro that netbooks could one day make up 90% of the laptop market - preferably powered by ARM processors of course.
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RE: Keep talking...
by Morty on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 22:01 UTC in reply to "Keep talking..."
Morty
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Oh, and by the time we see one of these ARM netbooks, the iPad and possibly future Android tablets might already have taken their market away from them.

Wrong, they will only add to the market share not take away. After all they will all be the same thing, just different form factors. iPad or ARM netbook both uses an ARM, so from the CEO of ARM point of view it does not really matter. Keyboard or not the CPU is the same. Besides the existence of non Apple ARM tablets, may also increase the software availability/visibility for ARM netbooks.

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RE[2]: Keep talking...
by darknexus on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 22:55 in reply to "RE: Keep talking..."
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Guess I wasn't clear, I didn't mean that ARM's market would have been taken. I meant the market, specifically, for ARM-based netbooks might have diminished to the point of being almost nonexistent, and the ARM CEO was specifically speaking of ARM netbooks in this article.

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RE[3]: Keep talking...
by Morty on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 23:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Keep talking..."
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2005-07-06

I meant the market, specifically, for ARM-based netbooks might have diminished to the point of being almost nonexistent,

Ok, point taken.

As I see it, it may take the other direction. With the same OS(Something linux based/Android/Chrome OS) and applications, the tablets may help increase the adaption of ARM netbooks. Giving the user the choice, do they want keyboard or not.

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