Samsung may drop netbooks
Leaked email says netbooks will be dropped in favour of ultrabooks
Samsung may be set to drop its netbook range in favour of ultrabooks, according to a leaked email reported by the Blogeee.net blog, part of CNet France.
The email, apparently from Samsung to a dealer, said that it would stop production of 10.1 inch netbooks in the first quarter of next year, and focus instead on ultraportable 11.6 and 12 inch devices, and a range of ultrabooks that would launch in 2012.
The mail cited a new strategy as being behind the changes.
The move would put more pressure on Intel's Atom processor business, which saw a 32% year-on-year decline in revenue in Q3 2011. Sales of netbooks have been declining since 2010, in part impacted by the rise of tablet devices.