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    Qualcomm Reveals First Lenovo Smartbook

    Qualcomm Lenovo SmartbookQualcomm recently introduced a whole new brand of Lenovo devices called the smartbook, and it combines all the best features of a smart phone and a netbook.  Slimmer than most smart phones and able to fit in the palm of a hand, it offers not only a QWERTY keyboard but also a full-size screen.

    It’s powered by a Qualcomm chipset platform that has, dubbed Snapdragon, and will run a series of different applications including Flash, Adobe and AT&T’s mobile broadband.  Rumors are flying that Asus, Toshiba and a host of other PC manufacturers are planning to launch their own smartbook.  Will this be a new PC category?  To early to tell.

    The new Qualcomm Lenova Smartbooks will have full Flash Player 10 implementation, support HD video playback and use a Qualcomm chipset (presumably a version of Snapdragon). The smartbook will also come with embedded WiFi, GPS, and 3G. No information was given as to the OS, but ARM-based chips can only run Linux, so it’s a pretty obvious partnership.

    If an ultra cheap and portable laptop with extreme battery life and extensive mobile connectivity is on the horizon, then I give the Smartbook concept a thumbs up. Name and price are still being kept quiet on this new model as the product will officially launch this January at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

    David Novak
    David Novak
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