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Splashtop netbooks to get “Instant Search”

July 23, 2009 at 10:03 pm


SplashtopDeviceVM’s instant-on operating system, Splashtop, will get new “instant search” functionality from September 2009. Splashtop is installed on a number of netbooks from various manufacturers including Lenovo. Splashtop-powered devices will provide a branded search box, which comes alive within a second of the PC being powered on.

DeviceVM has partnered with three different search providers to provide search functionality in various parts of the world. Yahoo! Will serve the US, Japanese and European markets, Baidu will target China whilst Yandex will cater for Russia.

“Splashtop recognizes the increasing importance of web search, making it faster and more convenient than ever before. Through this new collaboration, search is available as soon as the PC is turned on, before the browser – or the OS – is even running,” said Mark Lee, CEO of DeviceVM.

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