We all know at this point that the global economy is bad. The PC industry is seeing one of the worst years for PC sales and shipments in a very long time. At the same time the traditional notebook and desktop industry is having a bad year, the netbook category is booming.
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According to DisplaySearch, netbook shipments are expected to grow by 65% this year. About 10 million netbooks were shipped last year according to analysts. This year 27 million netbooks are expected to ship.
All of the top 15 computer makers have now begun offering netbooks, Apple is the lone holdout. Many expect to see a new iPhone unveiled at WWDC in a few months. I think we may see a netbook unveiled as well. Rumors have been cropping up for months that an Apple netbook is coming. Apple is sure to be working on one considering its sales are slumping right now.
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