World’s first $99 laptop goes Android, Cherrypal drops Linux in favor of Android (still Linux)

May 11, 2010
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Everyone is jumping on the Android bandwagon as of late. And that’s great news for us, we will get a bunch of new different devices from almost every sector of the tech world. The Cherrypal Asia will be a $99 android laptop.  It will ship with Android 1.6 and will feature a 7inch screen. There will also be an option to upgrade to a wide screen 10.1 inch version.

“Android is the ideal operating environment for the ultra-low-cost laptop market. It combines the stability and flexibility of Linux with the very intuitive user experience of Android. It seamlessly fits into our ongoing cloud computing initiative. More and more applications are going to be consumed in a hosted “application-store-like” environment rather than stored locally. The “Africa” (Windows CE) as well as the “Asia” (Android) product line are the ideal systems for our partners in the developing as well as industrialized world; low cost, “good-enough”

This laptop will feature ARM9 533 MHz processor, 256MB RAM, 3 USB 2.0, 2GB local storage and full keyboard. The 10.1 will have the same specs but adds a 1.3 MP camera and will retail for $148.00.

[via rushprnews]


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