Now another company has come out of the woodwork to claim they will have a sub-$100 machine available for retail in the near future. Coby Electronics claims that their PoqetMate-7 and PoqetMate-9 units, due for launch in March of next year, will be right around that $100 mark, with the PoqetMate-7 actually going as low as $99.95.
Further, they claim that after the initial launch, even smaller netbooks are planned. What exactly could we expect from $100 of hardware? We're talking about a relatively unknown company with a product that has very little information available, so don't hold your breath. If any company manages to get an actual “netbook” out the door at the $100 mark, though, it could lead to other vendors following suit.