ASUS Reintroducing the Eee Pad Slider May 30th at Computex, Promises It’s “Due Soon”

ASUS has begun the hype train for several products across all their lines. One product being teased is a “phonblet”, we imagine, as they posed the question “is it a phone or is it a pad” on their Facebook page earlier this week. They’ve confirmed something else they’ll be coming to Computex with, though – the Eee Pad Slider.

This thing was outed right around the same time the Transformer was (at CES) but, as you know, has yet to be released. We got a peek at an early version of the Slider at Mobile World Congress back in February, but it wasn’t running Honeycomb and we couldn’t get our hands on it much. If you folks liked the Transformer, the Slider might be of equal interest.

Instead of having a detachable keyboard (which also doubles as an extended battery), the Slider’s keyboard is hidden and can be exposed by sliding the display up, effectively turning it into a netbook. It’ll be running Android 3.0, will have NVIDIA’s dual-core Tegra 2 processor inside,  a 10.1 inch 1280×800 IPS display, 16GB or 32GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, USB and HDMI ports, a microSD card slot and more. The Slider will be priced from $500-800 depending on which configuration you opt for.

We’ll have Computex coverage from Taiwan so stay tuned come May 30th when it all kicks off. [ASUS Facebook]

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  • jjrudey

    Why Android 2.3?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J6DIK4JJ737PTFNKFTM6K6N2DQ rawdigga

      He said android 3.0

      • jjrudey

        He also said, “Whoops, Typo.”

        • McWheel

          It’s going to have 3.0 when it’s released. 

  • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

    Whoops, Typo.

  • BR

    Asus is putting a sledgehammer to Chrome OS with products like this. 

    • Gerald Irish

       Yes and no.  For consumers looking to buy a laptop, I think the explosion of tablets will mean that fewer people would opt for a Chromebook.  However, I think the real potential of ChromeOS is for education and enterprise.  Those segments have a ton to gain from going to Chrome.  Android tablets simply won’t meet a lot of their needs.

  • OutstandingO

    quirky innovations like this (and the transformer) along with good marketing are what drive the market.  I just hope that they are able to deal with demand when the time comes.  With that said, I don’t believe that there will be that high of a demand given the price range quoted.

  • Aslan N.L. Bollin

    I WANT THE ASUS MEMO!!!!!
    That said, ;)
    The slider really does look nice, but I like the Transformer more. I prefer to have a TP on the Kb and the extended battery is a definite plus.

  • adi19956

    I don’t really see the point in the Slider, like the Transformer but not as good, unless you have nowhere to put the keyboard I suppose