BenQ Android Phone & Netbook Planned for 2010
The company won’t be without competition: Google has said it knows of up to 20 Android devices being developed by up to nine manufacturers that will hit the market this year. Several companies have even shown mini-laptops running on Android at Computex.
An Android netbook could help diversify the company’s portfolio. BenQ currently sells netbooks under the Joybook Lite name. These netbooks run Windows XP. BenQ also currently offers a mobile Internet device with a Linux OS.
No hard facts are known about the new netbook from BenQ, but most Android-based mini-laptops that have been shown at Computex Taipei are using microprocessors from Arm Holdings, usually in chipsets from companies such as Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, or Freescale Semiconductor.
BenQ Joybook S57