Asus Eee Pad Slider tablet with pull-out keyboard set to launch soon
Asus introduced the Eee Pad Slider at CES in January, but the company’s been pretty quite about the Android tablet with a slide-out keyboard ever since. Now Asus is promising that the Slider will launch soon.
The company has posted a few teaser photos of the tablet on TechInStyle.tv, but there are no big surprises. While the company says the tablet has gone through additional testing since January, the only major change I can see is that the mockups show Android 3.x Honeycomb rather than Android 2.2 Froyo.
The tablet is expected to have a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display. There’s no word on pricing, but Asus will have more details during a pre-Computex news conference on May 30th.
You can check out my demo video from CES showing how the sliding mechanism works after the break. In a nutshell, the Slider is a lot like the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, except that instead of offering an optional keyboard docking station, the Slider come standard with a keyboard that’s always with you since it tucks away behind the screen.