DigiTimes/Commercial Times is reporting that Asustek will be launching it’s new slim/ultra-thing netbook later this year, in April. It’s going to be somewhere above the 10-inch Asus Eee PC S101 as far as features and battery life. DT also mentions it being “easier to carry”
It’s going to be called The Shell or Eee PC Shell, and will retail for around $490 – $575 USD. Update: This is now the Asus Eee PC 1008HA
The report also mentions that Acer will be launching a slim netbook in April as well. This follows reports and eyewitness accounts of this device.
Meanwhile, NotebookItalia.it is reporting that the Asus Eee PC 1000HE will be available in more colors.
The new colors will be: white, brushed-silver, pink and onyx. They have photos of the various colors, and the brushed-silver is reminiscent of the aluminum MacBooks and MacBook Pros, and in my opinion, the best looking out of the bunch. They join the currently shipping black and blue models.