Sony executive Mike Abary has recently confirmed that the company will be releasing a touchscreen Vaio netbook in the future that takes advantage of the Windows 7 operating system. In his interview with Laptop Magazine (click here for the link), Abary said:
There are certain things that will be native on Windows 7 that we are certainly going to take advantage of. Without giving too much away, we think touch on Windows 7 is something we find compelling and we will certainly introduce touch into some of our products at the launch of Win 7. You will see touch capabilities introduced on VAIO products that take advantage of Windows 7.
It is currently uncertain what type of Sony Vaio the upcoming touchscreen netbook will be like, but it one fact is certain – the market for touchscreen netbooks will be sure to have more competition after the release of Windows 7 in the Fall of 2009.
Touchscreen netbooks may become a popular trend in the future, and a couple manufacturers are getting ready to come out with touchscreen versions of netbooks. Apple for one, is rumored to be releasing their MacBook Touch in the upcoming October.
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