Technology changes 'outstrip' netbooks
Jan 01, 2010, 16:05 (19 Talkback[s])
"Rising prices and better alternatives may mean curtains for
"The small, portable computers were popular in 2009, but some
industry watchers are convinced that their popularity is already
""The days of the netbook are over," said Stuart Miles, founder
and editor of technology blog Pocket Lint.
"As prices edge upwards, net-using habits change and other
gadgets take on their functions, netbooks will become far less
popular, he thinks.
""Technology has advanced so much that it's outmanoeuvred
itself," he said. "You wouldn't go for something so basic
"His prediction stems from his belief that the netbooks of 2009
are losing touch with what made them so appealing."