Foxconn did not join the rapid streak of netbook releases, which immediately followed the official launch of the Pineview
. Nevertheless, it seems that the recently debuted
Pine Trail motherboards aren't the only products being worked on by the company. The federal Communications Commission slipped yet another leak, this time showing photos of two netbook models which are just about ready for branding.
The netbooks are known as the NS20 and NS24. Unfortunately, this time around, the FCC leak did not contain much information on anything inside the devices. Besides their pine Trail-based design, the few details indicate that the netbooks make use of the GMA 3150 graphics controller and are equipped with WiFi. As a differing feature, the NS20 mobile PC is only built with Bluetooth, whereas the NS24 also makes use of 3G connectivity.
The rather interesting element is the fact that these are white-box models. This means that the devices will bear the brands of other companies, which implies that Foxconn may have already completed its marketing plans concerning the PCs. If the company has already decided on which companies will sell its product, the actual availability may ramp up over the next couple of months or so.
The two products will come pre-installed with Windows XP, Windows 7 operating system, or the FoxOS distribution of Linux. This Linux version has a launcher akin to those used by Mac systems, as well as similar applications for productivity and web surfing.
The devices are currently expected to be released during the first quarter of 2010. Of course, there is no real information on the actual date, nor on the prices. Still, depending on the actual performance capabilities, the price tags of the NS20 and NS24 might be in the same league with those of the Pine Trail products set to be released by MSI
, among others.