Computer maker EETI is reportedly working on 7 and 12 inch touch panels with multi-touch capabilities. What does that mean? It means that the next generation of netbooks (and 12 inch laptops) could include models that not only recognize screen taps, but recognize multiple simultaneous screen taps. Think iPhone, but all over your netbook screen.
Multi-touch panels offer a bunch of advantages over single touch. For example, you can simulate right and left-clicks if you can use more than one finger on the screen. You can also quickly and easily resize or rotate images by pinching, pulling, or spinning your fingers.
There’s no word on which netbook makers will utilize these multi-touch screens. But Asus CEO Jerry Shen has said that some upcoming Eee PC models will support multi-touch.