The mini-notebook market is heating up, with today bringing stats and shots of the Asus’s latest Eee PC with it’s tiny screen and keys that might work with normal hands. Then later, we get news of a leak about Everex, Asus’s competitor in this market, about its next Cloudbooks, including one with a 10.2-inch screen and 3G connectivity, and another with an 8.9-inch screen and WiMAX.
No definite word on if they’ll be using Intel’s Atom processors or competitors from Via, or if they’ll be XP or Linux machines, but the makers of the reference design, FIC, would confirm a screen resolution on the 10.2-inch model at 1024×600. It will also feature a 1.3-Megapixel camera, 2GB RAM, card reader, dual USB 2.0, and an express card slot.
Less details are known of the 8.9-inch model, though the specs should be similar, including resolution. The devices might be subsidized by 3G carriers like AT&T or Sprint — if they ever hit the US shores, which there’s no promise of.