Goldman Sachs analyst Simona Jankowski today has claimed her checks find Microsoft will introduce a version of Windows CE for ARM-based notebooks, â€œgreatly expanding the opportunity for Qualcommâ€™s Snapdragon chipset.â€
Microsoft has previously explicitly said they are not planning to bring Windows 7 to the ARM platform, but have also said they do not plan to adapt Win CE to netbooks. Recent information about Win CE 7 however suggest the operating system will be pretty powerful, and will feature a Silverlight based graphics engine which will make netbooks based on the operating system extremely attractive.
While this may be and will certainly be seen as a response to Android on netbooks, we know from older presentations that Microsoft has been planning to extend the functionality and features of Win CE for some time.
Read more on Simonaâ€™s report at Barrons here.