no WiMax for the nextgen EEE

oh, well:

Although Asustek Computer’s CEO said in January that the company planned to integrate WiMax technology into its next generation Eee PCs, recently it has decided to make WiMAX available only as an option to contract customers, according to industry sources.

I can understand this decision to drop WiMax from the upcoming Asus EEE, since WiMax adoption probably won’t be widespread until next year. If Asus wants its successor EEE model to really dominate the market the way the current generation have, they need to drop the excess baggage and keep the price near $500. WiMax can wait, though if they were to add Bluetooth in its stead, that would be pretty awesome.