"The biggest change in the new pint-sized laptops is
what they won't have: Intel Corp (INTC.O) chips or a Microsoft Corp
(MSFT.O) Windows PC operating system, which dominate netbooks
"The new netbooks, which use less energy, will run on the
low-power ARM processor platform now used in nine out of 10 mobile
phones, rather than Intel's x86-based Atom chip. The U.K.-based ARM
Holdings Plc (ARM.L) licenses the chip technology.
"As many as 10 ARM-based netbook models could hit the market
this year, according to ARM, which declined to identify specific
manufacturers. Major PC players and Asian contract manufacturers
alike are interested, analysts say."