It is atypical - and that's being kind - for a tech company to release something early, but here is an example. According to industry sources quoted by DigiTimes, Asus has decided to release the Eee PC 1000 early.
With Micro-Star International (MSI) expected to officially launch its
10-inch Wind series notebooks and Acer planning to launch an 8.9-inch
Aspire low-cost PC in Europe priced at 299 euros (US$469.49) over the
next few weeks, Asustek Computer has decided to rush forward plans to
launch a 10-inch version Eee PC, according to notebook industry
sources. The Eee PC 1000 is now expect to be launched on June 3 along
with the Eee PC 901 and Asustek is also preparing lower priced versions
of current models, the sources noted.
Ah, competition. What would we do without it?