Since Asus’ Eee PC debuted late last year, the tiny device has seen soaring sales in the U.S. and elsewhere – receiving a great deal of positive press from reviewers along the way. Based on this early success, Asus is reportedly planning to show off what it calls the “next generation” of its Linux-based notebook at the CES in Las Vegas next week.

According to reports, Asus will team up with Intel and US wireless carrier Sprint to unveil a new version of its popular Eee PC featuring support for WiMAX and a larger 8.9-inch screen. Of course more features often mean a more expensive price tag, but it’s claimed Asus is looking to match the price of the current model with the new one, making up for the slightly higher cost of the screen with higher Eee sales.