ASUS Eee Pad Slider. Details and Video [Updated]

Updated on 05 January 2011 by

asuseeepadslider If you’ve read the live blog of the ASUS event today you’ll be aware that 4 devices were launched. It’s interesting to note that there were no traditional netbooks launched which indicates a mainstream status (some will call that ‘death’) of the netbook. What ASUS are doing here is looking for new form factors and operating systems for the 10 inch category and this Eee Pad Slider [product tracking] is one of them.

Priced at $499 – $799, this looks to be a rather good variant of a ‘netvertible.’ In fact, it’s more of a ‘net’-vertible than many other devices we’ve seen. Honeybcomb makes sense here. Tegra 2 should be no surprise. Congratulations to Nvidia for becoming the platform of choice for that version of the OS!

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We’ve talked about this before with the Toshibas AC100 and Compaq Airlife 100. It’s the crossover of the smartphone operating system into productivity land.

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The launch timescale of May alligns with Honeycomb. All that remains is the critically important task of getting quality tablet and productivity apps out there.

Here’s a video of the real thing.

UPDATE: We are now tracking this product in our database.

3 Comments For This Post

  1. rahul says:

    Any word on Google Market access?

  2. turn.self.off says:

    if they are using 2.3 or later that should not really be a problem. But the devil is as always in the details.

  3. animatio says:

    “It’s the crossover of the smartphone operating system into productivity land.” i;d like this a big word. some keys in front of a screen won’t mean productivity. as long as there a precise cursor stearing is lacking in android there will be NO real productivity possible. the same is valid for the lack of real digitizing capabilities. these android devices presented so far are pure consuming stuff – with or without keyboads.

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