Not a NetbookΒΆ

date:Feb 10, 2009 @ 14:46

The Mini9 is NOT a netbook.

Why not?

The term netbook was actually trademarked by Psion at least 8 years ago.

Psion have recently sent Cease and Desist letters claiming ownership of the term.

Possibly erring on the side of caution, Google have recently banned the term netbook or netbooks from being used on Google Adwords, citing trademark violation, although no court case has determined the legality one way or the other.

See details of the registered trademark at

http://www.ipo.gov.uk/ohim?ohimnum=E428250

I guess they renewed it, a registered trade mark must be renewed every 10 years to keep it in force