Next month MSI will release a new Wind U120 netbook with a 3.5G module. This netbook will use the Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB DDR2 memory, 120GB HDD and Windows XP. It will be available in white or black and will be sold for NT$18,000 in Taiwan (around $552).
With the addition of the new netbook, the company's total netbook shipments will have a chance to break 500,000 units in 2008, and may reach 600,000 if MSI's cooperation with telecommunications operators goes well.
MSI recently teamed up with Taiwan-based telco Vibo Telecom to bundle its 8.9-inch Wind U90 netbook with the Vibo's 3.5G services. The company is also in negotiations with local telecom providers in Europe to build similar cooperative deals.
MSI also unveiled it has no plans yet to create a Wind netbook with touchscreen as the price for such a system would be too high. The firm did confirm we can expect a second-generation Wind at CeBIT 2009, this netbook will offer several innovations.