Engadget Chinese got some footage of the Eee Keyboard in action, and judging from the video, the touchscreen-endowed keyboard looks like it has some promise. The secret behind its mojo? It runs a standalone version of Windows XP.
The keyboard houses an entire Atom chipset inside its body which is separate from the touchpanel. But the touchpanel also uses the XP power to run Skype and MSN and serve as a media remote, among other things. Engadget Chinese said it worked pretty well, and if the video is any indication, the 5-inch, 800x480 screen uses a capacitive panel. The keyboard is rumored to launch sometime in June, in either wired or wireless-UWB models, but little is known beyond that. [Engadget]