Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/03/02/asus_hostage/

Asus assures no more delays for keyboard-computer

Phantom Eee will manifest soon, honest

By Joe Fay

Posted in Hardware, 2nd March 2010 14:52 GMT

Asus promised today that its much delayed Eee keyboard PC will finally ship in April.

The device, which integrates an entire PC into a single keyboard unit, was unveiled at Cebit last year. However, shipping product has yet to appear.

The most recent forecast shipdate was... last month, and the product was still a no-show.

Today Asus chairman Jonney Shih told reporters that user testing had taken longer than expected and the device was, once again, "delayed a little bit".

Shih said he now expected the device to appear in the "April time frame".

"We promised it won't be further delayed," he said, either making himself either a hostage to fortune, or picking a big stick with which to beat the Taiwanese firm's product testing department. ®