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Analysts Disagree Deeply Over ARM's Chances in Netbooks

Mar 11, 2009, 22:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thom Holwerda)

"After spending a year behind a tree looking in on the playground as the new kid, too anxious to approach Intel, VIA is finally making its first steps onto the netbook playground with its latest toy, the Nano. AMD is kind of lost somewhere on the other end of town, but will eventually get there. Eventually.

"ARM, on the other hand, has been sitting on a bench near the playground with its gang of licensees, ready to storm the playground, kick Intel to the curb, and shove it to the fancier part of the playground. ARM wants the rest of the playground, the part Intel finds too cheap to play on. And according to one analyst, ARM is going to succeed in doing just that."

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