February 16, 2009 9:18 PM PST

Freescale aims to sell Google Android Netbooks

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I hate the term "Netbook". Why make up a new word for what is just a low end laptop?

(now get off my lawn! :-)

Cody
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To me, a netbook has Wifi, USB 3G Modem, and SSD. It is robust, has fallen on the floor several times with no damage, has 5 hour battery life while surfing or VoIPing, longer for SMS, is light, fits in my shoulder bag, takes up little room on a coffee table, can be carried in one hand while walking to a Google map destination, has free Open Source apps for anything extra I want do, transparent connectivity to my other systems, and robust USB mobile backup storage.

The big advantage for me, is that it is a lot easier to perform all these mobile functions on a small netbook than on a tiny mobile phone.

Anything bigger and with a conventional drive which gets damaged by dropping it, I classify as a mini laptop or mini notebook, so as you point out, one might as well have full sized ones, like those I now leave back in the office and at home.
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