Packard Bell Dot Cancelled

Packard Bell dot Back in September, the Packard Bell Dot was announced. It was a re-badged 8.9-inch Acer Aspire One.

Now, according to Pocket-lint, the dot is going to be discontinued, even though it never actually made it into the retail channels. It had been scheduled to be available in January of this year, with a price starting at £299. From the information we had, and from what Pocket-lint mentions, it was going to be a standard Acer Aspire One with 1GB RAM, Intel Atom, and a 160GB HDD, with an optional 3G mobile broadband module.

This is what Pocket-lint was told:

“The DOT is going end of life and will be replaced by new model”, a spokesperson for Packard Bell told Pocket-lint before eluding to there being “some changes made to the brand”.

“Replaced by a new model” brings up an interesting thought – would they go with the 10-inch Intel Atom-powered Acer Aspire One, or would Packard Bell go with a VIA-powered system, similar to the 12-inch Samsung NC10. After all, Packard Bell did have a VIA-powered netbook, the Easynote XS.

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