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Freescale's Netbook Plans Gain Steam

Feb 17, 2009, 17:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cisco Cheng)

"t was earlier this year that Freescale announced a netbook reference design that focuses on two things: 3G connectivity and all-day battery life. And instead of running an Intel Atom processor, Freescale will be using its own: the new i.MX515, which is based on ARM's Cortex-A8 technology and promotes energy efficiency more than anything else. But this is old news.

"Expanding its netbook ecosystem, Freescale has added support for additional operating systems including Phoenix's Hyperspace pre-boot shell and Xandros Linux. (It had previously been announced with just Ubuntu.)"

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