updated 04:10 pm EDT, Tue April 28, 2009
ASUS 3G Eee PC in Japan
ASUS, in conjunction with Japanese wireless voice and data network provider NTT DoCoMo, is due to release a 10-inch netbook with built-in 3G access that supports NTT's FOMA data network. NTT DoCoMo subscribers will be able to download data at speeds up to 7.2Mbps without being tied down to a hotspot or wired connection. The Eee PC 1003HAG otherwise sports standard Eee PC fare such as a 1.66GHz Atom N280 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive and 1.3-megapixel webcam. For local area network connections, there is integrated Wi-Fi as well.
The operating system is Windows XP Home Edition. Bluetooth V2.1 with EDR support allows short-range wireless communication with peripherals and accessories. There are three USB 2.0 ports in the Eee PC 1003HAG, as well as a multi-format memory card reader and VGA output.
The battery on the 3.1lb netbook is said to last 4.3 hours when fully charged. The Eee PC 1003HAG will be made available in white, black or pink. Prices will start at the equivalent of $723 when the netbook is released in Japan on May 16th. [via Impress]