Asus Eee Slider: 32GB September Plus 3G 2012

Once we’ve initially made that decision that we want to buy a new device, be it a mobile phone, tablet, TV, camera and so on, then comes the difficult scenario of choosing which brand along with its specs and of course price. We would like to say that its an easy decision but of course its not, the technology market is filled to the brim with new and forthcoming gadgets and gizmos.

One such device to take note of if you haven’t already, is that of the new Asus Eee Slider tablet running on Android’s Honeycomb OS. Back at the CES show at the start of this year, the device was announced with what was hoped to be a release date back in May. Subsequently this didn’t happen and left many of us wondering when it would finally make an entrance.

Before we refresh you on its specs listing, we wanted to bring you some updated news courtesy of Engadget. There Darren Murph has reported that according to Tablets Magazine, its been stated that the 16GB version of the Slider has been dropped with a 32GB model taking precedence. This is hoped to be launched sometime next month in Europe although we have no concrete date with a price ticket of €499.

News alongside this has also mentioned a 3G version in the pipeline with a possible release early part of next year. As Ubergizmo pointed out, reasons behind its lengthy delay are still unknown but suggestions have pointed to issues surrounding software and hardware.

So what will you get for your hard earned pennies? All in all the Eee Slider is an impressive bit of kit and you can expect to get a 10.1-inch touchscreen with 1.2GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 5MP rear camera and 1.2MP to the front, Android 3.0 Honeycomb and so on. It still unfortunately begs the question of whether its enough to rival that of other tablets such as the popular iPad 2, BlackBerry PlayBook or even Motorola’s Xoom.

We’ll let you decide and it leaves us to ask the question of what you think about the new Asus Eee Slider? Are you patiently waiting for its arrival?