Some of you with good memories may remember that ASUS previewed some tablets at CES 2011 back in January, one of which was the Eee Pad Slider. In March we then gave you some more news about the tablet and wondered if it might be a cheaper alternative to the Apple iPad 2. Now we have news that the Eee Pad Slider release may be closer.
The Eee Pad Slider was originally due to be released in May but if you’re waiting for it you’ll know that never happened. As a recap we’ll tell you that specs and features include a 1.2GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, a 10.1-inch touchscreen, 5-megapixel rear camera and 1.2-megapixel front-facer. There’s also of course that sliding QWERTY keyboard and it will be running on Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Zach Epstein over on BGR tells how the anticipated price is between $499 and $799 but there’s no confirmation of that yet.
However, it does appear that the release is looming as the Amazon Germany site now has the Eee Pad Slider listed with notifications available for when it becomes available, so it seems as though it may not be too far off. Of course if it’s due to come to Germany shortly it should start arriving in other regions too. If you want to see more on the ASUS Eee Pad Slider then an article over on GottaBeMobile tells more about the tablet and how even though there are still shortages of the Eee Pad Transformer it doesn’t look as though that will affect the release of the Slider. There’s also a video that you can view at the link.
Have you been waiting for the release of the ASUS Eee Pad Slider? If so what makes you choose this tablet rather than one of the many others available? Let us know with your comments.