Shen Zhenlai, general manager of ASUS, says that the company plans to offer free Internet services, including providing 20 gigabytes of Internet storage space to its Eee PC consumers.
Shen says that the company plans to launch the services around world at the end of 2008 or at the beginning of 2009. At present, ASUS is negotiating with content providers on free download resources, covering music, films, educational materials and games. However, he refuses to mention any of the names of these providers or other details.
The launch of the free Internet storage space aims to solve consumers' misgivings about the small storage space of the Eee PC when buying it. In addition, it will increase the diversity of ASUS' products while competing with other brands.
Launched in October 2007 by ASUS, the Eee PC products has gained great success with prices lower than USD300. But with the advantage of extra portability, the small storage spaces limits some users.