In a move that should really surprise no one, DigiTimes is reporting that Asus will not be packing WiMAX components into the upcoming Eee PC 901. While the company did state earlier this year that it planned to add WiMAX support to the next generation of Eee PC models, Asus officials have apparently determined that the market for WiMAX doesn’t really justify the expense at this point.
DigiTimes says that Asus could still offer WiMAX equipped models to contract customers. In other words, if there’s an internet service provider in your area who’s willing to sell you a WiMAX subscription, you might be able to pick up a WiMAX enabled Eee PC through the ISP. But you probably won’t be able to walk into a store and pick one up anytime soon.