Asus Eee PC 901 won't have WiMAX

Posted on Monday, May 19 2008 @ 21:46 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Industry sources claim Asus has dropped its plan to integrate WiMAX technology into its upcoming Eee PC 901 notebooks as the firm doesn't believe the WiMAX market will reach maturity this year:
After two quarters of evaluation, Asustek believes the WiMAX market will not reach maturity in 2008, and has therefore decided to push WiMAX only in its 14.1- to 15.4-inch notebooks, mainly in the US market, noted the sources.

Asustek will keep to its original plans to launch WiMAX-based VX2, U6 and V1 notebooks before the end of this year, however, the cancellation of the WiMAX Eee PC is likely to impact the company's original goal of having WiMAX featured in 15% of notebook shipments in 2008.

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