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Technology changes 'outstrip' netbooks

Jan 01, 2010, 16:05 (19 Talkback[s])

"Rising prices and better alternatives may mean curtains for netbooks.

"The small, portable computers were popular in 2009, but some industry watchers are convinced that their popularity is already waning.

""The days of the netbook are over," said Stuart Miles, founder and editor of technology blog Pocket Lint.

"As prices edge upwards, net-using habits change and other gadgets take on their functions, netbooks will become far less popular, he thinks.

""Technology has advanced so much that it's outmanoeuvred itself," he said. "You wouldn't go for something so basic anymore."

"His prediction stems from his belief that the netbooks of 2009 are losing touch with what made them so appealing."

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