[LINK] Phone as laptop

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Thu Feb 17 21:47:49 AEDT 2011

On 2011/Feb/17, at 8:15 PM, stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:

> Maybe soon another trend .. your phone as your personal computer ..
> --
> Atrix 4G: Faux Laptop With a Phone For Brains
> FEBRUARY 17, 2011  The Wall Street Journal  http://online.wsj.com
> Today's best smartphones are really hand-held computers. 


> The laptop dock costs $500, but AT&T will knock the price down to $300, 
> after rebates, if you buy it at the same time you buy the phone. That 
> brings the combined price of both devices to $500 - the same as the 
> separate price for the dock.

So $500 or $300 for a netbook that's not really a netbook.


And when your phone rings you have to hold the whole netbook to your ear?  Looks kind of uncomfortable.

Why not get a phone and a netbook?  Wouldn't that be more use?

Is this a solution looking for a problem?  A way for mobile networks to get into the computer market?


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