will Apple give me a netbook?

While I desperately (desperately!) want an updated Mac Mini, the thing that I've been pining for forever is an ultra-lightweight laptop. It's been on my wishlist for every single stinkin' MWSF and WWDC that I've attended since I joined MacBU.

So you can imagine how my heart leapt when I read the following tweet from Macworld magazine, reporting on Apple's quarterly financial results:

Apple on Netbooks: "We're watching that space," but right now the products there are bad. Still, "We've got some ideas." Stay tuned.

Oh, Apple, why must you torture me so? I'd give up my MBP in a heartbeat if you were to give me a real netbook. Sorry, but the MBA is not the netbook I'm looking for. I want something that weighs a maximum of 2.5 pounds and that can fit in my handbag. It would be a supplement to my real Mac, and would be used for travel purposes. It can have a pretty small hard drive because it'll only have a handful of apps and a few documents that I'm currently working on.

Please, guys, bring these ideas to fruition Real Soon Now. My AmEx is sitting next to me, crying out to be used.