A smartbook was a class of mobile device that combined certain features of both a smartphone and netbook computer, promoted in 2009 and 2010.Smartbooks were advertised with features such as always on, all-day battery life, 3G, or Wi-Fi connectivity and GPS (all typically found in smartphones) in a laptop or tablet-style body with a screen size of 5 to 10 inches and a physical or soft touchscreen keyboard.A German company sold laptops under the brand Smartbook and held a trademark for the word in many countries (not including some big markets like United States, China, Japan, or India). It acted to preempt others from using the term smartbook to describe their products.
Posts about Smartbooks
  • 3 Trends Transforming Education Publishing

    … converting tree-books to e-books doesn’t satisfy the demands of the digital classroom. Digital offers new ways to teach and learn The textbooks of the future are not books. The new wave of textbooks will behave more like “smartbooks,” with embedded multimedia, quizzes, gamification, tutorials, supplementary content and even social features. Both…

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