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    News - SkyTone's netbook - based on Google's Android and ARM's CPU

    But specifications leave a lot to be desired.
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    Re: News - SkyTone's netbook - based on Google's Android and ARM's CPU

    Given that it has a rotating tablet-style screen, I assume this is touch-enabled? At the right (read: low enough!) price it could be interesting - a lot would depend on battery life as well, though... plus, no 3G / HSDPA? What do you do when you're away from a hotspot? Anyone doing 3G dongles with Android drivers yet?

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    Re: News - SkyTone's netbook - based on Google's Android and ARM's CPU

    I think your right, this could be very interesting. Surely a non Windows OS lends itself to the concept of a netbook and Android or a stipped back MACOS as seen on the iphone is the answer. Surely users favour speed and battery life over having Windows?
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    Re: News - SkyTone's netbook - based on Google's Android and ARM's CPU

    Hmm, that large shot showing the Yahoo page is clearly Windows XP, not Android. How very odd.

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    Re: News - SkyTone's netbook - based on Google's Android and ARM's CPU

    Needs to be quick enough for Flash video (probably isn't).
    Youtube/IPlayer machine in this form factor and for £100-£150 would be great. It should also be able to run Skype and suddenly you've got a cheap, portable, low power-draw Cloud computer.

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    Re: News - SkyTone's netbook - based on Google's Android and ARM's CPU

    I could swear the magical $99 price was mentioned with other articles on this product... ie £99 in Rip Off Britain (TM)

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    Re: News - SkyTone's netbook - based on Google's Android and ARM's CPU

    Ayup, having hit the link, the the $99 dollar information is there.

    As I said, I think it'll be fine for an always on wireless Skype machine. Power draw should be single digits and having quick access to a light machine for Cloud type stuff is always useful.

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