Was it just yesterday that every pundit was trying to shove the netbook down our throats? Well apparently, Lenovo is delaying the launch of its Skylight smartbook (ie. netbook) because the tablet market seems to be destroying the netbook market.
Lenovo’s recent announcement that its “Skylight” smartbook and U1 hybrid tablet/laptop would be delayed underlines the sudden lack of momentum smartbooks have suffered. Lenovo claims it’s due to an OS switch from proprietary Linux-based software to Android, but so far at Computex we’ve heard next to nothing about smartbooks, whereas last year there was a landslide of boasting on the topic.