Sure, cheap electronics maker Coby has denied reports that it would be releasing a cheap netbook-like computer. But in this industry a denial is about as believable as a promise. Anyway, the folks at jkOnTheRun did a little trademark search, and guess what they found? Coby has filed to trademark the term “Coby Netbook.”
Sure, it’s possible that the company considered a netbook and then decided not to make one. Or maybe this is some sort of a preemptive thing to make sure nobody else tries to market a netbook under the company’s name. But it’s also possible that Coby does have something up their sleeve.