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ECS Shows Off Android Netbook Prototype
Google’s Android is definitely catching the fancy of netbook manufacturers with Acer announcing yesterday that its Android based netbook will become available in Q3 this year. Not to be outdone, a report by Computerworld states that ECS actually has a prototype Android powered netbook ready to go into production.
Encased in a sleek metallic shell, the 8.9in T800 features a 1GHz OMAP3 processor and 512MB of RAM. According to the report by Computerworld, ECS also has another similar netbook in the works which will have an 800MHz OMAP3 chip. The manufacturer is expected to offer users a choice between a 2.5in HDD and SSD.
On the connectivity side of things, the netbook reportedly carries two internal Mini-PCIe slots for WWAN card, 2 USB ports, a 4-in-1 card reader, and an audio jack. The svelte metallic finish of the netbook gives it a sexy, tempting feel, while the light 2.2 pound weight makes it absolutely ultra-portable.
The only limitation of the show-cased netbook is that ECS put up a dummy instead of the actual thing, so performance specifics are hard to come by. With pricing expected to be around the $900 mark, the T800 sounds like a highly attractive package. All that remains is for ECS to find an OEM partner to take the netbook from prototype into manufacturing phase.