The Eee Pad Transformer is just starting to make the rounds, but the second Android tablet with a keyboard is on its way. Amazon Germany has posted a product page for the Eee Pad Slider, a 10 inch Android 3.0 tablet with a slide-out keyboard that tucks away behind the screen when you’re not using it.
The Asus Eee Pad Slider has the same basic specs as the Transformer, including a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb. It has a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel capacitive multitouch display. But while you have to pay extra for an optional detachable keyboard with the Transformer, the Slider’s keyboard is always with you.
There’s no word on pricing yet, and Amazon isn’t taking pre-orders. Instead customers can sign up to receive an email when the item is available.
I got a chance to check out an early version of the Eee Pad Slider running Android 2.2 at CES in January. You can check out a brief video showing how the sliding mechanism works after the break.