Asustek Computer is expected to delay shipments of its Eee PCs to the end of October, according to channel distributors.
Asustek’s Eee PC was originally expected to hit the market in the third week of September, noted the channel distributors. However, as the company expects to gain more power in the market and to expand its software applications, Asustek decided to postpone its schedule, said the distributors.
Asustek noted that after testing the company gained many comments. Thus, it decided to add Linux-based software applications to the Eee PCs. This is the major reason the company is pushing back the launch of the products, said the company. Asustek indicated that it expects to ship Eee PCs soon, adding the launch should be no later than that of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC)’s latest plan in November.
Despite the plans to add additional software to the Eee PCs, Asustek stated the cost will remain the same.
Earlier this month, Asustek said it plans to ship 200,000-300,000 Eee PCs by the end of this year and annual shipments for next year will grow to more than three million units at least.
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