Windows Mobile powered netbook shown off


Still catching up with the less headline catching news from Mobile World Congress, this little bit is quite interesting.

At Mobile World Congress, Qualcomm showed of a Snapdragon-based netbook with a wide screen and large keyboard. The device, like all netbooks, is aimed at web browsing, document editing and displaying video, and besides WIFI features integrated HSDPA so you can stay connected to the Internet everywhere you go.

The device, like the Toshiba TG01, is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor running at 1GHz CPU, has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3D graphics, XGA display, support for up to 12-megapixel cameras and DVB-H (mobile TV).

Apparently several netbook manufacturers are lining up to use the platform, so we should see products some time this year.

I imagine a product like this, in a very thin form factor and with GSM only connecting on demand, would have great battery life, and with an on-device application store concerns around software compatibility may be greatly alleviated.


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