ASUS Eee Pad MeMo – 7-inch Android Tablet Announced [VIDEO]

ASUS expressed plans to utilize Android for future devices, and today they’ve unveiled one of them: the Eee Pad MeMo. It’s a 7-inch slate that runs Android and is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The device was flashed briefly as they wanted to rush it off of the stage to make way for their Windows 7 tablet, but we did get a demo of the device’s drawing capabilities. ASUS’ Jonney Shih showed off his fantastic drawing skills on stage, and that was the end of that.

He was using a stylus, so naturally we assume the touchscreen is resistive, but that’s all we could muster up for now. We’ll be looking out for this thing on the CES show floor in a couple of days and will try to get some hands on time with it. In the meantime, we’ll be keeping our eye out for a formal press release and an accompanying set of images.

[Update]: Video and Image!

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  • chimphappyhour

    Wow! Very underwhelming for being Asus.

  • jerbear

    Man, I would love it if this had an active digitizer inside instead of resistive screen. Then again it could just be a capacitive stylus.

  • JohnL

    Here is hoping its a capacitive stylus. Resistive screens annoy the h3ll out of me

  • colorfloh

    The stylus in the photo looks like one of the junky capacitive compatible stylus like you can buy off ebay. They have a small rubbery tip that has similar capacitance as your skin.

  • iamsteventucker

    i think its funny that they said acer has no innovation, anybody heard of the Acer Iconia?

  • noname

    why is everybody so against resistive touch screens? aside from durability and sensitivity, they are far superior in terms of accuracy – It may not be perfect for a phone, but much better suited to a tablet imo.

  • Zagh

    I expect better Phandroid! N-trig recently announced that they’re bringing their DuoSense technology to Android, so there’s need to speculate that its resistive when there’s an elephant in the room capacitive solution which is confirmed to be used in some Android Tablets.

  • reinCARnate

    Acer Iconia would be great if it was Android. That is in fact exactly what I was hoping someone would do. But with Android instead of an OS that was not designed for touch like Winblows.

  • zul

    The screen is capacitive hut with enhanced stylus

  • Aeires

    If he was using an art application, it doesn’t necessarily mean the screen is resistive. Could very well be capacitive but was using a stylus for whatever application he was demonstrating.

  • http://myigg.info Jonathan

    Will any of theses have replaceable batteries? I would hate to run out of juice and need to wait for it to charge before I could use it again.

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