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Computex 2009: Freescale eyes future netbook concepts and form factors
Photo: Company [Jul 28, 2009]

As the smartbook category takes shape, Freescale has teamed up with industrial design programs to demonstrate possible next-generation form factors for smartbook devices.

Freescale presented a lineup of smartbook prototypes including one with sliding keypads at Computex Taipei 2009.

Smartbooks are cloud-computing-centric and characterized by all-day battery life, instant-on functionality and persistent connectivity, said Freescale. They are commonly powered by processors based on ARM technology, such as Freescale's i.MX515.

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