As with all rumors, please take the following news item with a grain of salt until we receive official confirmation or denial from Asus.
The rumored 8.9” or 9” Eee PC may just become a reality after all. While we don't have too many tech specs, we're hearing that the screen size is supposed to be 9” not 8.9” and because the battery life hasn't changed much, we're wondering if anything else changed:
“The battery impact of the new display is said to be "negligible," with 2.5 to 3 hours of battery quoted. ASUS wouldn't let us turn it on since it's all so very secret at the moment, but they did confirm some release details. The 9-inch Eee will hit in the "middle" of 2008, with that €399 pricetag for the 12GB version, but other capacities available (we saw an 8GB on display).”
A 12GB SSD would be very welcome, but we're hoping for a 16GB version.