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Lenovo returns to the Linux desktop

Nov 13, 2009, 18:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"We don't know, at this point, what Linux it will be running. In an e-mail, Lenovo confirmed that it was developing a smartbook based on the ARM Snapdragon processor and that they expect to announce it at CES. But, "Unfortunately, there are no further details at this point."

"Sources at Qualcomm were a little more forthcoming. The smartbook, which adds 3G data telephony technology and GPS to a netbook design and size-factor, will be built on top of the 1 GHz Snapdragon chipset. This un-named Lenovo smartbook will be an instant-on design with 720p HD video, GPS for location-based services, and a large battery that can deliver power for 8 to 10 hours."

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