CES 2009: Coby Does Have Netbooks

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Coby, Coby, Coby. Well, it doesn’t ring like that famous Cary Grant line but the exasperation is the same. First we hear that Coby is going to be marketing a sub $200 Netbook. Then we get a strong denial. Then here at CES 2009, Coby pops out a display of Netbooks. But catch this, according to this report from Engadget the rep at the Coby booth says that this is a ““market research project.” Hmmm? At under $200 a pop? Not sure there’s lots of room in those profit margins for a lot of ““market research.”


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  1. pcfy2

    01/09/2009 at 4:26 am

    Coby is a mass markter of consumer electronics.

    They should do well in this market.

  2. Clayton Hallmark

    01/20/2009 at 2:12 pm

    I saw another article on some of this — the Coby netbooks story — at the blog:

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