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Computerworld scored the scoop on a new netbook that will be powered by an ARM11 processor, run Google's Android, weigh around 1.5 lbs. and possibly cost around $250. With a small 7" display, only 128MB (expandable to 4GB) of memory, and a two-cell battery (2-4 hours), We can't image this device being much of a powerhouse but for web surfing and running google apps, it might be just right.

Microsoft needs to keep pushing Windows for netbooks as companies like HP, Austek, Acer, and others may also have Android-based netbooks in the works.

Meanwhile Samsung is expected to launch an Android smartphone, the i7500 in June in Germany that will be less than 12mm thick which is about as thin as the iPhone and a little thinner than the G1 which is 16mm at its thickest spot. It's an HSDPA device capable of running on T-Mobile's network. It offers a big 3.2 inch display, 5MP camera, and will run the latest version of Android which is 1.5 (code name Cupcake).


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