But Datawind won't be beaten down so easily. ElectricPig has just had some down time with one of their suits, who's told them they'll be taking their mobile web expertise and shovelling it into a netbook next year.
Word is that it will come with a "decent size of screen" and that, like the current PocketSurfer2R, will be contractless. That means you'll pay for web access via 3G up front. It might make it more expensive at the start, but would be a darn sight cheaper than some of the contract netbook deals currently doing the rounds.