Sprint is offering a subsidized netbook with old technology, to work on its WiMAX network that will be phased out in favor of current LTE. The subsidy requires a 2-year commitment to the old tech.
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I spent the last two days at a community conference hosted by our SIS vendor. Although the information sessions were great and I had a chance to introduce a new social network that I'd created for the group in Ning, the gearhead in me only noticed one thing: everyone had a netbook.
Intel's tiny low-power Atom CPU is the chip that powers almost all of the popular netbook market, and it's starting to emerge in ultra-cheap desktops as well. But the processor is also a natural for network-attached-storage (NAS) devices, many of which have used Intel Celeron CPUs in the past.
This crappy photo-edit of a fairly standard netbook design illustrates the power of Apple branding.ZDNet Editor in Chief Larry Dignan recently picked up a Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Ubuntu Netbook and pinged me for tech support questions regarding his new toy -- he couldn't get it functioning on his home wireless network.
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