UPDATED: Carphone Warehouse discontinues Linux netbook after unpopularity
The Carphone Warehouse, in a display of extreme lameness, has withdrawn the Elonex Webbook from sale, because it reckons that its customers can’t cope with Ubuntu Linux. Perhaps it’s a reflection on the kind of people who buy computers from Carphone Warehouse, but return rates were up to about 20 percent.
Carphone Warehouse has been promoting the netbook on X-Factor, and they’re going to keep selling a version with Windows XP on. They also offer an Eee 701 deal. The netbook, which comes bundled with Ubuntu (presumably Hardy Heron), has sold approximately 60,000 since launch on a ‘contract’ deal where customers pay £19 a month and get 3G internet access.
Carphone Warehouse (via ITProPortal)
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Elonex 10.2" webbook PC at the Carphone Warehouse
I think I’m going to explode with all the new sub-notebooks, netbooks, UMPCs or however these companies wish to market their variety internet devices. Today is the turn of Elonex who have brought out something sort of in between a sub-notebook and laptop with their 10.2″ webbook…