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Foxconn to enter smartbook market next year

By Matthew
Sep 8, 2009
  1. Foxconn is looking to enter the smartbook market next year with an inexpensive Arm-based offering. Smartbooks are essentially a mash-up of smartphones and netbooks. They typically feature the all-day battery life, GPS, and 3G connectivity of a handset, but are equipped with the larger keyboard and display of a mini-laptop.

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  2. "Attracted to the $100-$200 price range, the company is looking to introduce "less than five" smartbooks, codenamed "Qbooks," said Liu. ". Regardless of what its called, these devices are going to steal a lot of thunder that the netbooks have going for them. Seems to be an ongoing theme with keeping the prices low to steer people away from the more expensive devices - definitely watching how this plays out on http://www.smartbook.asia
     
  3. moblin for ARM ?? never heard of it
     
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