Skytone’s first Android netbook with ARM chip to cost $250 USD
China’s Skytone, which officially announced its upcoming Android-powered Alpha 680 netbook a week back, says the retail price of their product when it comes out within the next three months could be $250. For a “netbook” that only has a 7-inch screen, 128 MB of DDR2 RAM, 1GB SSD, and 533 MHz ARM processor, the Alpha 680 is raising a lot of expectations, primarily because it promises to be the world’s first netbook to be truly running Android as an OS. At its base configuration, the Alpha 680 is projected to cost the earlier mentioned $250 retail price, but it is said that the company is working on ways to bring it down by launch. For now, its specs are somewhat appealing, and the price is still quite forgivable, but we’ll have to wait for a chance at using it in real life to judge if it’s really worth any of our attention.