WSJ reports HP is planning to release a new laptop with a touchscreen. Few details are known, except that the notebook will be available before year-end. The newspaper also unveils HP will release a line of cell phones with touchscreens:
The computer giant is now developing a consumer notebook machine with a touch screen that will debut before year end, said people familiar with the matter. It will include special H-P software that supports the touch screen, but other details, such as pricing, remained unclear.
The new laptop is the latest in a series of touch-oriented devices, including an upcoming line of cellphones, that will become a priority of H-P's consumer strategy as it tries to differentiate itself from rivals such as Dell Inc., these people said.
Furthermore, HP also has plans to release a new netbook this year with a 10" LCD display but this system won't have a touchscreen.