Microsoft could be about to launch a competitor to Apple’s Magic Trackpad device, called the Arc Touch Mouse.
The new device is expected to be released in September and will have a retail price of just under $70, that’s the same as the Magic Mouse and the new Magic Trackpad. However, the new Microsoft device will only be in its basic form from the start, with multitouch functionality coming at a later update.
Neowin has heard from an insider source of their own that Microsoft plan to launch the Arc Touch Mouse in September 2010, though a specific timeframe within that month is unknown. The Arc Touch Mouse’s functionality is tipped to initially launch with single-touch functionality only, though a multitouch upgrade seems likely.
Details of the Arc Touch Mouse began surfacing in early July as several European retailers began publishing listings for a “Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse”.