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Acer to "launch Chrome netbook next month"

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By Barry Collins

Posted on 14 May 2010 at 09:20

Acer is preparing to launch devices based on Google's Chrome OS at next month's Computex trade show, according to reports.

The VentureBeat website claims it's been told by "multiple sources" that Acer plans to unveil the Chrome devices at the Taipei show, which runs from 1 to 5 June.

It doesn't specify what the devices are, although given that Chrome OS is primarily designed for low-powered laptops and Acer's status as the world's second biggest PC maker, it seems inconceivable that the devices won't be netbooks.

Google initially stated that it planned to have Chrome OS ready by the end of this year, suggesting that (if the reports are correct) Google is either ahead of schedule or the Acer devices may only be early demonstration models, and not ready for a full commercial launch.

Acer was unavailable for comment at the time of publication.

The news breaks on the day that Google has also divulged further details of Chrome OS, including a Coverflow-style interface.

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User comments

Off topic (kind of)

I'm always baffled by the statement:

"[insert company name here] was unavailable for comment at the time of publication."

Meaning what? Everybody in the whole company is out on lunch? They suddenly moved? The door was closed and nobody answered? Or do you really mean - we've left a message but they didn't bother to call back yet?

By Josefov on 14 May 2010

@ Josefov: LOL

simply they had not thought up an imaginative response that the public may accept at this moment in time or lets just measure public response and wait until we find some humourous journalist that can provide us with a witty repartee :)

By nicomo on 15 May 2010

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