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Ubuntu-based netbook hits South Africa at $188

Vodacom announced an Ubuntu Linux-based netbook for the developing world, to be initially be launched in South Africa for $188. The Vodafone Webbook offers a 10-inch screen, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage, a Vodacom SIM card slot, and a weight less than 2.2 pounds, says the mobile provider.

Vodacom, the African subsidiary of Vodafone, will begin selling the Vodafone Webbook in October; the decice could turn up in other emerging, price-sensitive markets too. Relatively few details are available on the netbook, but at a prepaid price of $1,499 Rand ($188) without cellular modem, there are likely few features to discuss anyway.

Read more at LinuxDevices.com

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