What do you get when you put a smartphone’s innards into a netbook chassis? A Compaq Airlife 100, of course! Except that HP decided to call it a “smartbook”, which seems to suggest the smartphone-netbook hybrid nature of the Airlife 100. It is said to feature a Snapdragon processor (rumored), a 16GB SSD, 3G and WiFi connectivity, and a 10.1-inch touchscreen display. It even runs on an Android OS. HP also added that the battery has enough juice for up to 12 hours of continuous usage, and up to 10 days in standby mode! Scary, I know. My cellphone doesn’t even last that long on standby.
For now, it will be rolling out in the Europe and Latin America only. According to rumors, it may be placed under the HP Mini line of netbooks, which is quite a reasonable assumption, when it begins shipping in the US. No words on the price, though.