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.”