The ASUS Eee Keyboard saga continues, and we're beginning to think it's the company's version of vaporware. At their latest launch event in London, UK, this week, the Eee Keyboard - which squeezes a nettop and touchscreen into a keyboard form-factor, and was first debuted at CES back in January - was conspicuous by its absence, with ASUS telling Electricpig that the device was still mired in testing; however, ASUS have also been demonstrating their latest version of the Eee Keyboard to NetbookNews, with nary a mention of release delays.
Video demo of latest version after the cut
The new model apparently has a resistive touchscreen panel, and thanks to a Broadcom video processing chip can handle both 720p and 1080p high-definition video. That can either be squirted to an HDTV via HDMI or UWB wireless.
Those specifications - certainly the Broadcom AV-VD904 - fit in with the version of the Eee Keyboard spotted clearing the FCC recently. Our assumption at the time was that a release was imminent, but all that is thrown into confusion with ASUS UK's comments; as their spokesperson, John Swatton, has said, "there's no official announcement on when it's being launched ... it could be November, it could be December, it could be January, it could be February."