When will "we are watching this space very closely" turn into "here’s our super thin touch-based NetBook"? Digitimes says that Quanta computer will be making a netbook product for Apple and shipping it in Q3, this year. It goes on to say that these Netbooks will have touch panels.
Taiwan-based Wintek will supply touch panels for Apple’s new netbook, and shipments will start in the third quarter this year, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report. Wintek revealed that it is currently working with Apple to develop some new products, but it said it does not know what applications the new products are for. Wintek added that no shipment schedule has been worked out yet, but shipments are likely to begin in the second half of the year. Quanta Computer will be the maker of Apple’s new netbook, the Commerical Times report said.
We’ve said in the past that we think that these products won’t be based on Intel chips but rather on ARM Cortex-based processors.
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