With Apple Looming, Microsoft Embraces Netbooks
Written by Daniel   
Tuesday, 10 March 2009 13:14
Redmond is building products, from Windows 7 to peripherals, with the PC industry's next big growth market in mind.

By Paul McDougall
March 10, 2009 12:00 PM

Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) is taking steps to ensure that it's not left behind by rivals such as Apple in the burgeoning market for netbooks -- a new class of low-cost, low-powered notebook PCs optimized for basic tasks like messaging, e-mailing, and Web browsing. "Just look at what we are seeing with new low-cost PCs today -- so-called netbooks -- and what they are enabling you to do in addition to the PCs and the phones that people own," Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said last month at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, signaling a keen interest in the sector. [Comments...]

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