Netbook Apps Reinvent the Wheel
Jul 01, 2010, 15:04 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eliot Van Buskirk)
"Apple reinvented the phone as something like a computer,
spawning the app — something like software, except that it's
designed more for a specific device rather than for a class of
devices, and can be subject to a single company's approval process
(as in the case of Apple apps).
"With the iPad –- and presumably, the Android tablets that
will mimic it –- Apple has begun to encroach on the market
for netbooks, with their flash memory and ultraportable design,
using an A4 processor from Samsung rather than the Intel chips it
uses in its laptops and desktops.
"The impact of all of this on Intel has been just short of
hilarious: The company continues to push the netbook in an ongoing
marketing campaign as something that runs apps"