Google has 60,000 Cr-48 Chrome OS netbooks ready to ship

One of the big announcements made yesterday by Google is that it has a Chrome OS Cr-48 netbook ready to ship out as part of a pilot program.

If you wanted one there is a sign-up page where you can fill out your details and cross your fingers. What we didn’t know at the time was just how many of these netbooks Google was planning to ship. All we knew is that they would only be sent to interested users in the U.S.

The netbook is being manufactured by Inventec, and DigiTimes has had it confirmed that the company has shipped 60,000 Cr-48 netbooks to Google. It’s therefore safe to assume the vast majority of those will be used as part of the pilot program.

While we don’t know how many people signed-up for the pilot yesterday, having 60,000 available means there’s a good chance you are going to get one if you did sign-up soon after the announcement was made.


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