The Asus Eee Pad Slider was announced in January alongside the Eee Pad MeMo and the Eee Pad Transformer, yet somehow only the latter of those devices got launched so far. Eight months is a lot of time in the mobile world, although Asus looks like it’s finally ready to unleash the Eee Pad Slider into the world.
According to Engadget, the QWERTY-packing Android-powered tablet will finally be out before the end of this month. Prices will start at $475 for a version coming with 16 GB of internal storage space. If you’d like 32 GB of storage, you’ll have to pay $575.
The Slider will ship running Android 3.2 Honeycomb, a build which wasn’t altered by Asus in any way, shape, or form. That should be good news for purists. This is a niche device, that’s certain, and it remains to be seen whether it will find its own place in the tablet space. Anyway, now that Asus intends on actually shipping it, we’re bound to find out soon enough.
The Eee Pad Slider will only be available in the color combo you see in the picture above. Its display will be an IPS 10.1-inch 1280×800 panel, and as such will have great viewing angles. Other than that, the Slider will come with a 1 GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, which has quickly become the standard for Honeycomb tablets.
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