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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"

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