We’re in and waiting. I’ll try and update as we go alongâ€¦
1341hrs now. It starts at 1400. Lets see how the Wifi holds up!
MeetMobility co-podcasters next to meâ€¦
Nicole Scooter (Netbooknews.com) and meâ€¦.
Joanna Stern of Engadget next to me. I’m honoured!
View from outside. This is what we can expect today. Will be interesting to hear if Windows 7 Compat is to be used or if they went Android.
1353â€¦still waiting. Journos at back of hall are scoffing all the sandwiches. Typical!
1400 and just as expected. the WIfI quality has dropped to a snails pace. Updates will be slow! (Update: They were â€“ we didn’t get a single live update in!)
1408 â€“ Now startingâ€¦
Jonney Shih starts with green themes and awards…3398 in 2010!
Jonney promotes ASUS intention to combine innovation and choice. â€œChoice of Champions inch â€“ Jonney talks about gaming. We’re on standby now mobile newsâ€¦which starts now. 4 new products. 3 Androids. 1 Windows Tablet.
Epad Memo. Snapdragon Android device. IPS touchscreen.
Eee Slate EP121. 12 inch Core i5-470UM Windows 7. 64GB SSD
â€œMost powerful tablet in the world inch
Now we’re getting a demo of the EP121 capabilities. 1080p, Photoshop editing etc.. Video later.
EeePad Transformer.. Android device with detachable keyboard. Built-in battery.Full size qwerty. Card reader and additional USB ports.
Transformer specs: 1280×800 12 inch IPS, Capacitive Touch. Thickness: 12.98mm, Dual cameras. 1080p playback. Nvidia Tegra2. We see a phone signal on the screen. No word on Android OS version.
Extra ASUS widgets. . .Wave share (DLNA) included.
DLNA demo failed due to poor WiFi here!
Now getting a demo of the keyboard. Reminds me of a Toshiba AC100. Hoping its better!
Finally. Eee Pad Slider.
10.1 IPS. Dual Cams. Wireless N.
Demo. Looks like the HTC Shift is backâ€¦and bigger. Too big for thumbing that’s for sure.
Summary prices and schedule. Could indicate Android versionsâ€¦
Eee Slate $999-$1099
Eee Pad Transformer $399-$699
Eee Pad Slider $499 – $799
Eee Pad Memo $499 – $699
Now we’re seeing a quick overview of Waveface and ‘Triple-Pay Digit-Net’ â€“ cloud services and user interface concept.
This is something I don’t quite understand. A bunch of trendy keywords for the time being. Jonney keeps talking about a silicon brain! Relates to Waveface, the user interface work that ASUS is doing. More research needed on that methinks!
We’re closing with another demo â€“ I.R.I.S â€“ Concept research program. Again, a lot of marketing here. No real products.
That’s it for now. Videos later.