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SAN JOSE, Calif报道，Freescale和Qualcomm成为Computex中ARM- Linux的焦点。
Intel的流行词汇netbook上网本通常用 Atom和 Microsoft Windows以及较为封闭的Linux发行版。Arm的smartbook智能本更小，更便宜，电池更持久。
"We are re-labeling this category smartbooks," said Glen Burchers, a consumer marketing director for Freescale.
Broadcom, Nvidia, Sandisk都有可能做出相应准备。
几个台湾制造商已经准备了基于Freescale iMX51 处理器的智能本，不过上市要到秋季之后。
$199是价格底线，不过可能出现$99的版本。$399 到 $599仍是最常见的。
Taiwan's Pegatron and Wistron will both show clamshell smartbooks at Computex. Burchers said he believes the companies have deals to sell the designs to OEMs.
More than a dozen companies plan to be shipping smartbooks by this fall using chips from Freescale, Texas Instruments and Qualcomm, according to Will Strauss, principal of market watcher Forward Concepts (Tempe, Ariz.). "We believe that smartbooks could be a 40-million unit annual market by 2013," Strauss wrote in a newsletter released Sunday (May 31).
To drive the new concept forward, Freescale hired industrial designers from the Savannah College of Art and Design. They have researched the requirements of target users and developed concept physical and user interface designs to display at Computex.
Pictures of two of the new concept designs to be shown at Computex are displayed below.
The Freescale work mirrors efforts years ago by Intel to stage a fashion show to get PC makers to design more stylish desktop computers. "Taiwan doesn't have a lot of focus on industrial design," said Burchers.
也提到了没有 Adobe Flash的ARM支持以及Linux应用软件环境问题。不过他说这些都在意料内，加紧处理中。
秋季的OEM机型会使用Adobe Flash Lite 3.1——对应 Adobe Flash 9 ，而Flash 10 for ARM 或许年底可用，Adobe则称确切时间可能为2010年初。
"One of the downsides of Linux is the fragmented nature of it," he said. "That's why so many designers are excited about Google's Android, because it's managed by a single entity," he added.
Android supports 320x480 pixel displays now and will support 800x480 in its next version called Donut. But work is going on to bring to Android support for 1280x1024 pixel resolutions as well as external USB peripherals, he added