We already knew that the Asus Eee PC 1000HE chiclet-style keyboard was compatible with older Eee PC 1000 and 1000H models, thanks to the work of some nebtook hackers. But now it looks like Asus has confirmed things by playing a little mix and match with some netbook parts. Netbook News.de spotted a few older Eee PC models including the Eee PC 1000HA and S101H in Taiwan sporting shiny new chiclet-style keyboards.
Now, just because these models are showing up in Taiwan doesn’t mean you’ll be able to find them globally. In fact, Asus has pretty much stopped selling the Eee PC 1000-series in the US altogether. But Netbook News reports that Asus is considering making the keyboard available as an upgrade kit for existing Eee PC owners.
Update: You know, I had a feeling this story sounded familiar. We first reported that Asus was starting to add the chiclet-style keyboard to the Eee PC 1000HA back in April. But the chiclet-style Eee PC S101H is still new, as is the possibility of an upgrade kit, although that last bit still hasn’t been finalized yet.