Ive been looking at netbooks and i was wondering, are the 7" netbooks good? I have desktop, and a 10" tablet, i also have a laptop but has no fan so i dont use it... but the netbooks are only $40 which would be great because i could install linux and use it for typing and fun. But is it worth it?
During May’s Google IO developer conference, the first netbooks using the Linux-based ChromeOS were announced from Acer and Samsung. This was a public follow up from the very public beta of ChromeOS netbooks kicked off in December. One of the morning keynotes was dedicated to describing the new netbooks and their features.
After launching its mobile payments service in Canada a few weeks ago, Square is expanding its presence in the country with new retail partnerships.
The company’s mobile card reader is now available in more than 250 retail stores in Canada, including Apple, Best Buy, and Futureshop locations.
A lot has changed in the three years since the last major Windows announcement. Netbooks were on the rise. The iPad wouldn’t be introduced for another six months and Nokia still had the lead for most smartphone sales in the world. Only 172 million smartphones were sold in 2009 vs. an estimated 146 million units in just one quarter of this year.
It’s been obvious for some time that netbooks never conquered the world in the way some had predicted they might. But it wasn’t until I recently began shopping around to replace the netbook I bought in 2009 that I realized just how totally and completely netbooks have disappeared from the market. And that makes me sad.
What can you say about the Samsung Galaxy Note other than it’s big? Well it’s certainly the biggest (no pun intended) head-turner for sure, and although a lot of people seem to think it’s too big, it appears there are a lot who don’t. Samsung told us back in December that they sold 1 million Galaxy Notes.
LG’s Optimus G might not have gotten the same attention as the Nexus 4, but it’s the cream of LG’s 2012 crop. And to that end, the company has just announced that it will roll out the Optimus G smartphone globally to ove 50 new countries in the coming months.
Back in November, the Optimus G landed in the states, along with Canada, Korea and Japan.