Friday, February 22, 2013
Bottom line: coming after netbooks,
new windows devices need to be lower priced to sell.
What it does not mention is that netbooks became popular
because customers wanted them for portability and price.
Same as tablets now. Price does matter.
Chromebook is a new netbook, and Microsoft better come with some answer soon
if they want to maintain sales numbers, to be attractive for apps developers.
Simple: take same chromebook hardware, add $50 for Windows 8...
Why not just use Microsoft's OS?
Apparently using Linux+Android is still a better deal...
"Pixel Chromebook... aluminum case, 12.85-inch 2560 X 1700 resolution display that compares with Apple's Retina Display, and has a touchscreen.
What's inside? It's packed with an Intel i5 1.8GHz processor, 4GB of memory. 32GB of storage, Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n) dual-band, Bluetooth 3.0, a five-hour battery and it's 0.63-inches thick."
$1,299 (wi-fi), $1,449 (LTE)
So, retina pixels are expensive... almost as in MacBook Pro with Retina Display (13-inch, 2560 x 1600, $1,499.00)
I guess Google engineers have designed a device they would like to have :)
Something like Microsoft Surface Pro.
A premium device, for a premium price
A super-simple way to send emails from mobile PhoneGap apps.
mailto: link can also have subject and body, URL encoded
Elements of a Mailto: URL - About Email:
window.location = "mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Hello&body=Ha!%0D%0ABla!";