Nearly 700,000 MSI Wind units sold this year

MsiwindAsus isn’t the only one riding high on the growth of the netbook market. MSI originally expected to move half-a-million Wind netbooks this year, but they’ve revised their forecast. The company figures to sell between 600,000 and 700,000 units before year end. Yup, it’s just a a "nascent market". ;) I’d actually love to know how many 3-cell battery units vs. 6-cell battery units were sold. I’m sure the vast majority are the lesser capacity, but I’m also betting a majority of folks would prefer the higher capacity.

I find it amazing when I think about the UMPC market just two years ago: with all device models combined, it likely didn’t hit a few hundred thousand units sold. It’s also actually telling that the Wind has replaced my Samsung Q1 Ultra Premium as my primary mobile device too. And that’s a tough pill to swallow considering how much I’ve enjoyed using my UMPCs. I’m going to have to ponder that one for a while and figure out why I’m keeping the Wind in my bag while the Q1UP is playing second fiddle.

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