The US release date of the EEE 1008HA is now even more closer. How can we say that? The ultra thin 10-inch netbook from ASUS has been passed by FCC. So, it will be released in the US market any day now. Although I am a huge fan of thin netbooks/notebooks, I hate the fact that there is NO user replaceable battery in the 1008HA. It just does not make sense to send the netbook back to ASUS just to get the battery replaced.