Delay rains on CloudBook debut… late February is the forecast

Walmart_holiday_frown03Today was supposed to be the day you could snap up a $399 Everex CloudBook at WalMart, but the release is now a little foggy. ComputerWorld notes that “last-minute software tweaks” are pushing availability out to late February at the earliest. If I had to guess, I’d say there some driver issues or (even worse) some problems with hardware itself. The Linux-based gOS operating system is already running on Everex desktops (also sold at WalMart), so I can’t see what else the problem could be. Dropping the bad news on the actual release date isn’t a very positive sign either. Let’s hope the issue is resolved quickly while the low-priced sub-notebook device class has some momentum.