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A Sub-$100 Quasi-Netbook: The Coby PoqetMate Coming in March



Retailer Coby is gearing up to release a sorta, kinda, Netbook, that they don’t want to call a Netbook, but will be called the PoqetMate. Not only is the 7 incher (there’s also a 9 inch model in the works) a small device with a full QWERTY keyboard, but Coby is looking at a sub $100 price for the tiny device that they want to call a Midget PC.

Saying the Midget PC will be smaller than Netbooks but not that much, Coby is also supposedly working on handhelds that will fold up like a hankerchief and fit in your pocket, that will fit in a suit or pants pocket.

Coby’s outlets for distribution are discount marketing channels and their products appear in RiteAid, OddLots and some grocery chains. It will be interesting to see how consumers react to this come spring.

Arkansas IMC via Engadget



  1. SAM

    12/04/2008 at 11:22 am

    Dispoable laptop…

  2. David Howard

    12/04/2008 at 1:44 pm

    This is really interesting, but I will be shocked if they can hit that price point. Even the OLTP with mass production and no profit motive in mind could not hit this.

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