It seems like we have another global player reaching out for the smartbook market. A reliable Taiwanese source which is directly connected to a lot of smartphone- and upcoming smartbook-manufacturers told us today, that Sony-Ericsson is working on a new device, that will enter the market soon. We can’t tell right now, if it will be based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon platform or any other “non x86″ developments, but we can tell one thing for sure: Intel is getting quite some competition pretty soon!
Due to the information we gathered during the last Computex Show in Taipei, ARM, Freescale and Qualcomm will agressively enter this market of mobile and affordable devices by the end of this year. Sony-Ericsson will be (like Acer f.e.) another big brand to join them for this new product class. With their record of building mobile- and smartphones, this could be one of the most interesting and anticipated new devices.
Right now we can’t tell you how this solution will look like but the SonyP has already inspired Elitegroup to build their ECS T800 Smartbook and so we are expecting something similar: