Tech Blorge had an interview with Matt Kohut, Lenovo Worldwide Competitive Analyst, about the future of the netbook market. Here's a snippet:
Kohut: Over the next six months, you are going to see a lot of 3G built into these.
You know, our first netbook had an express card slot where you could add a 3G card later, but a lot of people said that we need it built-in, so that’s why we are seeing a lot of people or a lot of telecom companies bundling – you know, sign up for two years service and get a netbook and, of course, they want you to use their 3G plans and get hooked and maybe you will do all sorts of other things.
The big change comes late this year, depending on when Microsoft releases Windows 7.
Windows 7 is going to have, not a true netbook version, but a version intended to work especially well on netbooks.
One of the cool things that Windows 7 does is touch.