In a chat
with tech.blorge, Matt Kohut, Lenovo’s Worldwide Competitive
Analyst shared his thoughts on the future of netbook development. The
future, according to Kohut, involves a pinch Windows 7 with side order
of 3G, all packed in a low fat 12-inch form factor.
Kohut points out that vendors are already moving toward bigger screens,
and that customers are demanding bigger panels and lower prices. He
sees a lot of potential in Windows 7, especially praising its touch
capabilities, so we'll probably be seeing a lot more touchscreens on
He also confirmed the new OS will have a specialized version for
netbooks, sort of. "Windows 7 is going to have, not a true netbook
version, but a version intended to work especially well on netbooks," claims Kohut.
Lenovo thinks netbooks are not just a short term craze, they're here to
stay, and as more serious models start to appear, business users will
start to adopt them as well.
You can find the full interview here