Tuesday, March 10, 2009
A DigiTimes report that Asian company Wintek is making 9.7-10 inch touchscreen displays for Apple to be used in an netbook assembled by Quanta gained some (albeit non-Apple) confirmation today. (via ComputerWorld):
But Ezra Gottheil, an analyst at Technology Business Research Inc., said he doesn't expect to see a traditional netbook from Apple, assuming the reports out of Taiwan are accurate. "It's looking less likely to me that Apple will do a keyboard netbook," he said today. "What we're hearing [from Dow Jones] is consistent with an iPod Touch on steroids. With Apple's hostility to keyboards in general, I think this will be a touch-based device."