We have heard several times(here and here) about the ASUS phasing out the 8.9-inch netbooks soon. Now, they have decided to keep them for the procurement market. But, reports do say that ASUS will eventually phase them out as they want to concentrate more on the 10-inch netbooks. The report also said that the company will also keep the 7-inch models for the telecom market.
I still do not completely agree with their decision of phasing out the 8.9-inch models. I love my EEE 1000H and other 10-inch netbooks that I have, but they are not as portable as EEE 900, whose size is quite similar to the EEE 700-series.