No New Netbooks from Asus and Acer in 2nd Half of 2009
Looks like Asus and Acer are going to shift some focus a bit in the latter half of this year according to DigiTimes. The report indicates that this is due to Intel pushing the rollout of its Pine Trail-M platform until 2010.
There will still be plenty of mobile device action, as Asus will move forward with products already in the pipeline like the T1010, the successor to the T91 Tablet, and there might still be an Asus Android Netbook later this fall. Asus will be also focusing on the Ultra-Thin market in the meantime.
Acer’s plans for a Dual OS Netbook (featuring Android and XP) have also been postponed. Again, according to the DigiTimes report, Acer is saying that demand for an Android Netbook is not strong enough.