Kindle, Eee PC and PocketSurfer2 "vanguard of ultramobile devices"

Amazon's Kindle eBook has launched to much hype and mixed reviews, the ASUSTek Eee super-small notebook has sold like hot cakes and DataWind's Pocketsurfer2 mobile Internet access device, without the benefit of big name backers, has barely registered a blip on the local radar. But, according to ABI Research, these devices are only the vanguard […]

Amazon's Kindle eBook has launched to much hype and mixed reviews, the ASUSTek Eee super-small notebook has sold like hot cakes and DataWind's Pocketsurfer2 mobile Internet access device, without the benefit of big name backers, has barely registered a blip on the local radar. But, according to ABI Research, these devices are only the vanguard of a 90 million strong invasion of ultramobile devices that will march into consumers hands over the next five years.

The Kindle and PocketSurfer2 have a lot in common: they are both portable handheld devices built to fulfil specific purposes; their use of cellular mobile data networks for connectivity is crucial to their operation; they don't require users to be customers of a cellular service provider or pay separately for data (this charge is bundled in with purchased content in the case of the kindle and, for the first year, in the purchase price of the PocketSurfer2.

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