The Asus Eee Pad MeMo is a 7 inch Android tablet which Asus first introduced at CES in January. It’s not on the market yet, but Asus plans to show off a new version at the Computex trade show in Taiwan next week, and the company is teasing a new feature that could be some sort of 3D.
A blog post at the Asus TechInStyle.tv web site describes the tablet as an “Eee Pad that jumps out at you.” It’s not clear if that means it will feature a 3D display or 3D cameras and a pair of red and blue glasses for viewing 3D content much as you would with the LG G-Slate.
The Eee Pad MeMo also comes with a stylus, but unlike the HTC Flyer tablet, the MeMo doesn’t have an active digitizer. Instead, the stylus is specially designed to offer pressure-sensitive input on a capacitive touchscreen for writing or drawing on the tablet.
It’s not clear what, if any other specs have changed since Asus first introduced the tablet, but unlike the version shown off earlier this year, the new MeMo will be running Google Android 3.x Honeycomb. It’s expected to have a 1024 x 600 pixel display, a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS and weigh about 0.9 pounds. Asus originally said the tablet would sell for between $499 and $699 and launch in June. I guess we’ll find out next week whether the price and release date still hold.
In other Asus Eee Pad news, the folks at Engadget spotted evidence that the new tablet Asus teased earlier this week may actually be some sort of hybrid device with phone and tablet capabilities — or perhaps a tablet with a detachable phone kind of like the way the Motorola Atrix 4G and Webtop is a laptop with a removable phone (or a phone with an optional laptop accessory.