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Just seen over at msmobiles.com qualcomm intend to release their snapdragon chipset into a netbook powered by windows mobile.

This might not be breaking news, but while I was reading I was thinking, what's the point? What would I gain from having a device as a netbook running windows mobile as opposed to a mobile device, other than battery life and a bigger screen to name a couple of barely noticeable differences?

What are your thoughts?

Is this just a folly for a cheap way to make a windows netbook, or is this maybe going to lead the path to a mobile you can use as your main PC?

Would you buy one?

How would you use it?

Like I said not exactly news but certainly is thought provoking, and your views could make this topic quite interesting.

I look forward to reading them.

Cheers

Phill
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Guest Alcedes

I would love to have one. Though I don't know that my motivations are rational. I like windows mobile, I like my RedFly, and I would enjoy having a windows mobile device with the usability of the redfly. It would be cool to have a computer that could last most of the day on a battery charge. But I work from home and I'm never away from a power socket for to long.

What I would not like is the possibility that the OEM would decide to stop supporting it and leave me without a legit way to update the OS.

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Guest deadphill

See this is also another reason. If you want a netbook style have the best of both worlds with a redfly!

Agreed though I think that updates are going to have to start coming from Microsoft and not the OEM's!

Cheers

Phill

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See this is also another reason. If you want a netbook style have the best of both worlds with a redfly!

Agreed though I think that updates are going to have to start coming from Microsoft and not the OEM's!

Cheers

Phill

I agree with the above, the main advantage of a netbook running WinMo being instant on and a longer battery life. The redfly combo is good, as is the i-mate Legionnaire/Warrior combo. With most phone screens now hitting WVGA, however, I would expect the netbook's screen to be at least XGA.

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Guest UndeadDevil

On the opposite side of the coin, VMWare are working on a PC Virtualization on Windows Mobile. They've already shown it working on ARM9 Nokia S60 Devices.

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Guest deadphill
This may make a top CarPC :(

Terran

Do you not think though that a windows mobile phone would already do this?

Cheers

Phill

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