First official Android netbook will run $250

There has been so much talk of an Android netbook for the past few months and a few people were even successful in running the OS on their own netbooks. This time talk gets a little more serious as a price tag has accompanied the latest news of a Google-based netbook. Skytone, maker of the Alpha 400, will soon be releasing the Android-powered Alpha 680. So far little is known about the unit other than the fact it will be smaller and lighter than ASUS Eee portables and it will make use of the 533 MHz ARM11 processor (similar to the one in the iPhone). So, if you’re a pretty big fan of Android and wondering when on Earth it will be released, Skytone is pushing to have the manufacturing process in gear within the next three months. If the company can stick to the $250 tag it’s aiming for, we’re thinking this could be a pretty decent competitor in the low-end netbook market.

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