First we had the Android Netbook fad, now we have the Android Smartbook craze. Only a wee bit bigger than your average smartphone, this particular Freescale Android Smartbook comes with a slightly larger 4 inch screen with a full QWERY keyboard running the Android OS. The details are incredibly vague, as always, but a release date 'later this year' is expected.

Though we're beginning to turn the corner on Android Netbooks and believe that they could be the future, Android Smartbooks have another hurdle to clear before we fall in love with them. Why would we choose an Android Smartbook over an Android smartphone? We honestly have no idea.



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Freescale Making Android Smartbook


When you've got paws the size of dinner plates like me, it becomes VERY appealing :-)

Plus, I actually use my G1 as a hand-held PC, music and video player and infrequently make calls. So one with a 4" screen would be perfect for my use.