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Lenovo's Skylight ARM-based netbook may arrive rather later than expected - but with a better processor.

Moles in Taiwan suggest that the Skylight will be upgraded from single-core 1GHz processor to a dual-core part running at 1.5GHz, DigiTimes reports, both from Qualcomm's Snapdragon line.

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Lenovo introduced Skylight at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January this year. At the time, the very thin machine was due to debut in April. When April came around and the Skylight hadn't appeared, it was claimed the machine will instead go on sale in July.

DigiTimes' moles suggest it won't now arrive until the Christmas sales season, but at least will have a faster processor to show for it, something that will help it compete more effectively with the likes of the iPad - already eating into netbook sales - and HP's anticipated WebOS-based tablet.

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As it stands, the 253 x 201 x 17mm, 900g Skylight sports a 10in, 1280 x 720 display; an integrated yet removable 4GB USB Flash drive in addition to 8GB of built-in Flash and a Micro SD slot; and Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity.

Originally said to run a custom Linux distro, it now appears that Skylight with ship with Android on board. ®

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