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Orange will tomorrow offer Brits Asus' newly announced Eee PC 900 16G for... well... nothing at all. Orange will expect however, punters to sign up for a two-year, £25-a-month airtime contract.

That package grants users up to 3GB of data transfers a month and up to 100 text messages sent from the machine.

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Orange UK's deal follows similar packages offered elsewhere in the world, including the 50p Eee offered in Japan, and a £78 Small, Cheap Computer deal punted in France.

The Eee 900 16G comes with an 8.9in display and 16GB of solid-state storage. It's based on Intel's 900MHz Celeron M 353 processor and has 1GB of DDR 2 memory.

The deal also bundles a gratis Option Icon 225 USB 3G modem, which supports HSDPA at up to 7.2Mb/s.

The Asus deal goes live on 16 August, through Orange shops and its website.

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