Asus is having a hard time keeping up with the demand of its positively rated Eee Pad Transformer Android 3.0 (soon to be 3.1, we’re told) tablet, which comes with an optional keyboard dock. The tablet itself has developed somewhat of an intense following, with people coming out of the woodwork to declare how much they love it.
While this particular tablet, the Eee Pad Slider, was demoed and debuted at CES a few months ago in January, it is now just starting to become official. Arguably it falls into a bit more of a niche specific form factor, and features a cool slide out keyboard for rapid text entry on the move. While Asus has been somewhat reserved about what version of Android it will have, we can confirm that it will have Android 3.0 with an update to Android 3.1 to follow shortly thereafter.
Asus posted a few naughty teaser photos of Eee Pad Slider on TechInStyle.tv, but really, there are no surprises. We had the chance to have a hands on with it before, and were quite pleased with it. Personally, I’m having a tough time deciding between this and the Eee Pad Transformer, but we will have to wait and see before we can do a thorough comparison.
The tablet has 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, and features near bulletproof Gorilla Glass, much like it’s more keyboarded cousin, the Eee Pad Transformer. While there is no word on official pricing, we expect it to be priced competitively, much like the Eee Pad Transformer. We will have more details during a pre-Computex news conference on May 30th.
Check out the video below for a better idea on what makes this particular Android Honeycomb tablet unique, and potentially, one hot item!