The company aims to squeeze smartbook devices into the space between notebook and Netbook PCs on the larger side, and smartphones on the smaller side.
The prototype smartbook seen here in candy apple red unfolds and separates into several pieces to allow use of keyboard and mouse. Freescale came up with its prototypes in conjunction with the Savannah College of Art and Design.
"The primary distinction between (smartbooks) and the existing crop of Netbooks will be longer battery life--eight-hour battery life--slimmer form factor, and lower price point," Glen Burchers, director of global consumer segment marketing at Freescale, told CNET News last week.
See also: "Qualcomm, Freescale say 'smartbooks' to rival Netbooks."