Monday, March 9, 2009

Apple Touch Screen Netbook Soon?

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According to the reputable DigiTimes, the Chinese-written Commercial Times reported Taiwanese company Wintek will be making touch panel displays for Apple's new netbook. Although they did not specifically say what, Wintek did admit they are working with Apple to develop new products. In addition, Quanta Computer will actually be the ones to use the displays to make the Apple netbook.

Rumors of an Apple netbook have been circulating on the internet for quite some time now, but it is always nice to have some new information from the companies who will play a role in making the device. Wintek also said that shipments will probably begin in the second half of this year (summer?!), so we'll see soon where this goes. The idea is interesting and could certainly be a mobile media wonderland, but I just can't see myself typing on a giant iPhone touch screen as if it were a laptop. I might end up using only my thumbs...

More info from DigiTimes here
Yes, the image is fake... It's from here


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