Because of their small size and inexpensive nature, netbooks are hot items right now. Asustek's Eee PC is one of the more recognisable lines available.
Users have wanted a touchscreen version of their favourite tiny laptops, and it's been rumoured for a while that future Eee PCs would implement them. But it wasn't until Thursday that the general manager of the Eee PC line for Asustek confirmed that they are coming -- next year.
Samson Hu, the general manager, also remarked that future models would get dual-core Atom processors once they come out, and that a new, lower-cost model is on the way. According to some reports, there are even more models in the works but details are scant. In all, it's a day of good news for Eee PC fans. -Matt Hickey