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Re: [News} So much for Android...is ARM next?

After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out
  this bit o' wisdom:

> ____/ Megabyte on Tuesday 05 May 2009 03:23 : \____
>> First Android Netbook Nothing to Write Home About
>> < http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry4290.html>
>> The Android is about to take the leap from the cell phone to the netbook,
>> and much like the first Android-powered cell phone, the first iteration is a
>> bit of head-shaker. Instead of a dazzling showcase, it's underpowered and
>> small, and although it has some interesting qualities, cost is going to be a
>> big issue as some reports have said it could be as high as $250.

That price would be an issue.  But, with Linux, these specs are workable:

   According to the Skytone web site, the Alpha 680, which is reportedly due
   to be released in June, sports a paltry 7 inch screen, it has 1 GB of
   flash memory (1GB!), 128 MB of RAM and an ARM11 533 MHz 32 bit CPU. 

Sounds a bit like my OLPC XO, except the XO has 256 Mb and Geode CPU, and
the screen isn't touch, and the XO has only wireless -- you need a USB
adaptor for wired Ethernet and for an external monitor.

> They are very valuable pawns in the struggle, however. We cannot succeed
> without them. If you?ve ever tried to play chess with only the pieces in the
> back row, you?ve experienced losing, OK, because you?ve got to have those
> pawns. They?re essential. So you can?t win without them, and you have to take
> good care of them. You can?t let them feel like they?re pawns in the struggle.
> I mean, all through this presentation previously I talked about how you?re
> using the pawns you?re going to screw them if they don?t do

Oh, they're talking about the ISVs.  I thought they were talking about the
Wintrolls and Web shilloggers.

You mentioned your name as if I should recognize it, but beyond the
obvious facts that you are a bachelor, a solicitor, a freemason, and
an asthmatic, I know nothing whatever about you.
		-- Sherlock Holmes, "The Norwood Builder"

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