On June 15, Google launches its Chromebook netbooks. The Ubergizmo site has a useful preview of the Samsung version. Highlights include:
So far, so conventional. But now it diverges from the norm:
Citric and VMware deals which will allow people to access their organisations’ Windows applications remotely.
The most interesting revelation, however, had nothing to do with the hardware. Google announced a “Chromebooks for Business” deal which, for $28 per employee per month, organisations get:
There’s also going to be a comparable deal for education – at $20/student per month.
This could be really interesting – especially as many organisations (including major UK newspapers and universities) have already gone over to Google Apps (Gmail and Docs especially).
Amazon.co.uk will be selling it from June 15.