Intel Classmate PC, which sold nearly 700,000 in the year 2008 is forcasted to be break 2 million mark this year. In China, Intel has partnered with the local network provider Haier to sell Classmate PCs there. It is also taking procurement orders from parts of Europe and Southeast Asia.
The netbook vendors have become a little worried due to this as they think that this move by Intel can impact their sales. In defending itself, Intel said that it no plans to compete in netbook market. Intel added that they will continue to work with OEM partners to sell Classmate PCs for the youth education