10-inch Everex Cloudbook on the way later this year

Everex plans to release a larger version of its Cloudbook netbook, according to First International Computer (FIC), the company that owns Everex. The new Cloudbook model will come with a 10.2-inch display instead of the 8.9-inch in the current model. Everex is also planning to release new 8.9-inch models.

Aside from the larger screen (1024×600 resolution with LED backlighting), the new model would also come with 3G wireless capabilities and the option for WiMAX as well. The move suggests that we could see mobile carriers offer it at a subsidized price with a matching service contract. FIC is still looking at hardware options but the new model could run either an Intel Atom or VIA (perhaps the new VIA Nano?) processor. It would also come with up to 2GB RAM, a 1.3MP webcam, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, two USB ports, an express card slot and 4-in-1 card reader, a choice of 4- or 6-cell battery and likely a choice of Windows XP or Linux.

Pricing was not disclosed but it is expected to hit the street in November.

There is little information about the new 8.9-inch models although the Cloudbook Max (with WiMAX) is expected in September.

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