The Gigabyte M528 MID (mobile internet device) has shown up with specs and a price on the website of Australian importer Tegatech.
MIDs are designed to bridge the gap between VGA phones with qwerty keyboards using Windows Mobile or similar operating systems and fully fledged PCs running Linux or XP.
The Gigabyte M528 seems to bridge the gap nicely: it measures 6″ x 3.2″ x 0.9″ and has a slide out 47 key backlit keyboard like many high end phones.
For hardware it has a 800MHz Intel Atom processor, 512MB RAM, 4 or 8GB SSD, HSDPA 3G wireless module, and a 3060MAh battery which should give at least a 4hr battery life.
Software is a Linux operating system , and the price is listed as A$1199 (inc GST) which means it might sell for around $1000 in the US. Expensive but hopefully as MIDs become more popular the prices will come down to the Eee PC level.