Asus is going to completely phase out 8.9-inch Eee PC netbooks this year. Asus believes that the 10-inch netbooks have much higher demand than the 8.9-inch netbooks.
No doubt, the sales of the 10-inch netbooks have been much higher than expected, but it is odd to completely rule out the 8.9-inch netbooks out of the equation. I am sure that there are a lot of people around who yearn for a smaller device and they do not have a need for a full laptop-size keyboard. They just want a device that is easy to carry around.