Skytone – First Netbook That Runs Google Android

Skytone Alpha 680, manufactured by a Chinese electronic maker, is the first consumer oriented netbook that runs powered Google Android operating system.


The netbook has a 533MHz ARM11 Processor, 7 inch, 800 x 480 resolution touchscreen display with a swivel, which allows you to fold it down over the keyboard for use in tablet mode.

Skytone co-founder Nixon Wu tells ComputerWorld that the netbook will cost at about $250.


Toshiba Unveils Dynabook UX Netbook

Toshiba has announced that a new 10.1-inch screen netbook will be released later this week in Japan.


This is the second netbook from Toshiba. The first netbook from the company, Satellite NB100 with 8.9-inch screen was never released in the U.S. This time, the new Dynabook UX netbook will come with a 10.1 inch display with 1024 x 600 resolution, a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 processor, Integrated GMA 950 graphics, 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive.

With brown and white colors available, the Dynabook UX netbook will be released on Friday this week in Japan. The price is between ¥60,000 to ¥70,000 (around $604 to $705).  No words on whether this netbook will be made available in the U.S. or other countries.


Apple Netbook Coming Soon?


Netbook is the new trend in portable computer industry, which have been driving most of the PC sales growth the past few months. Most of the major laptop companies have joined the netbook market.. except for Apple. While everyone is guessing when will be Apple’s turn to join the game, there are rumors that Apple had purchased a large amount of 10-inch touch panel display last month… leading more people to believe that Apple is already working on a netbook.