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BenQ backs Android

Google-based smartphone and netbook en route

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BenQ has become the latest tech firm to join Android’s ever-expanding band of supporters by announcing plans to develop both a smartphone and a netbook based on the Google OS.

A company representative confirmed that it’s aiming to bring an Android-based handset to market in 2010, IDG reports. But a launch date for its Android netbook hasn’t yet been announced.

BenQ already has experience of both the PC and handset markets. For example, it’s already launched several Windows Mobile-based smartphones, such as the E72 – reviewed here — and recently unveiled its AMD-based nScreen i91 all-in-one nettop. ®

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