MSI has been showing off tablet computers since January. Now Digitimes reports that the company will begin selling them in the US and Europe through partnerships with regional wireless carriers as soon as the third quarter of 2010. But DigiTimes says that MSI chairman Joseph Hsu doens’t really expect tablets (with the possible exception of the Apple iPad) to make a big splash until next year when there are mroe applications and services available for the devices.
The tablet will reportedly have an Intel Atom Z-series processor, a multi-touch display, and run Windows 7.
Hsu also tells DigiTimes that the company is streamlining its netbook lineup and will launch just two or three models per year from now on. I’ll believe that when I see it. MSI has already introduced several new models this year including the Wind U130, U135, and U160. And the company is expected to show off new models at Computex next week including a netbook with a dual core Intel Atom N550 processor and another with support for single core Intel Atom N455 and N475 chips and DDR3 memory.