Ok, so Digitimes is back again with some solid details on Asus and Acer’s netbook plans for the rest of the year. Apparently, the industry sources tell them that both the vendors are holding off new netbooks in 2009 and will try to concentrate on ultra-thin notebooks. This decision comes because Intel is also trying to push its Pine Trail-M platform for the first quarter of next year.
Asus’ T101 won’t be launched until Windows 7 comes to the market and its Android netbook won’t come until end of October. On the other hand, Acer has significantly reduced the netbook marketing and R&D and the dual OS Android netbook has been postponed citing less demand for such offering.
If we consider ultra-thin notebooks, Asus has about four models ranging from 12- to 15-inches while Acer has three from 13.3- to 15.6-inches.