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New Samsung Netbook Plus Smartphone Hints

Samsung’s back in the netbook market once more with plans to follow up the Samsung NC10 in the next few months. It also intends to expand its range of smartphones in the near future.

Chi Youngcho, head of a new digital media and communications unit at Samsung, said “In the first half of this year, for touch-screen phones we will expand our line-up and upgrade some of the functions including the user interface and for smart phones expand our line-up and provide various OSes to satisfy the diverse needs of our customers.”

He also added that Samsung intends to “expand our PC business by launching a new netbook.”

Could they mean the Samsung NC20? We already reported on a prototype back in December. Samsung also let out the new netbook’s User Manual in an interesting advertising move as well. The Samsung NC20 is based on the Via Nano processor.

The smartphone bid is a bit more vague. Samsung has phones based in Windows Mobile, Symbian, and Linux. The most anticipated announcement is the possible Android smartphone, the details of which are thus far scant. We’re all waiting for an Android netbook, some of which should be popping up in 2010, but a smartphone running the Google OS would be big news too.

Check back soon for the latest on netbooks and tech news.

Via PCWorld.

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