In two separate pieces, DigiTimes reports that MSI is planning Intel Pine Trail-M netbooks expected to have Windows 7, and that Acer plans to launch three touch-enabled products along with the OS: Could a netbook be amongst them?
An Acer product manager is quoted in the same story saying "touch-enabled netbooks may see good market acceptance if they are to be marketed as cheaper alternatives to tablet PCs". Unfortunately, the report doesn't make it clear if such a netbook might be one of the three Windows 7 products. Either way, we know at least one: the Aspire Z5600 multi-touch all-in-one PC.
Meanwhile, though Intel has apparently postponed Pine Trail-M to the first quarter of next year, DigiTimes reports that MSI intends to launch the platform ahead of schedule in netbooks it says are expected to run Windows 7 and have touch screens. No time frame was given, but we'll keep you posted. [DigiTimes]