Intel Going Sour On Netbooks?

At an IT Supply Chain conference, Stu Pann, VP in Sales / Marketing at Intel, seems to be poo-poohing the whole Netbook craze, of which Intel and their Atom processor is largely associated with:

“If you’ve ever used a Netbook and used a 10-inch screen size–it’s fine for an hour. It’s not something you’re going to use day in and day out.”

Pann went on to add:

“We originally thought Netbooks would be for emerging markets and younger kids, and there is some of that. It turns out the bulk of the Netbooks sold today are Western Europe, North America, and for people who just want to grab and go with a notebook,” Pann said. “We view the Netbook as mostly incremental to our total available market,” he added.

Way to sell the whole Netbook idea, Mr. Pann. At least Intel and AMD are now on the same page regarding Netbooks, though. Regardless, I think a set of Netbook talking-points are already sitting in Pann’s email box….