Looks like Intel might be getting serious about protecting its flanks now that Netbooks are surrounding the castle. According to DigiTimes, Intel has hit Lenovo and Samsung with removal of preferential pricing for producing Netbooks with screens larger than the 10.2 inch screens. Both Intel and Microsoft have requirements that screens must not exceed 10.2 inches.
Since we’ve heard that both Samsung and Lenovo are working on Netbooks with NVidia’s ION platform, it raises some interesting questions. Is Intel trying to squash NVidia before it gets out of the gate? Or are Samsung and Lenovo swinging back at Intel for its actions? Who really knows.