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ASUS to Show Two New Tablets at CES

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ASUS was so excited they couldn’t wait for CES next week.  Vice President Samson Hu laid out the company’s 2012 plans at a press event in Taipei and what he had to say was certainly attention-grabbing.  There were some things that had already been rumored – like an ASUS ARM tablet running Windows 8, which he confirmed will be coming by the end of this year.  But he also let everyone know about two new tablets that are coming a lot sooner than that.  In fact they will be shown at CES in just a few days.

At CES we will see a 7 inch tablet called the ASUS Eee Memo Pad and a new, as yet unnamed, 10 inch tablet with a high-resolution screen.  With the 10 inch tablet it’s unclear if this will be a completely new device or a revamped version of the ASUS Prime.  ASUS has beefed up their development department in hopes of reaching their goal of 6 million tablets sold in 2012.  With a combination of Android and Windows 8 tablets coming this year they just may reach that goal.

Source: Netbook News

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ASUS Combines Smartphones and Tablets With The Padfone

Considering the relative success ASUS has already seen in the tablet space it’s no surprise they want to keep them coming. The EeePad Transformer, according to them, is selling pretty well and they recently revealed another impressive Android tablet… err phone… no, tablet phone… Oh yea, it’s the Padfone.

What if we could take our tiny smartphone screen and blow it up to 10.1-inches whenever we wanted? We’d never have to squint again and when our phone rings we could just squish it back down to handheld size and answer the call. See where ASUS is going with this?

Rather than going out and spending money on a smartphone and a tablet, ASUS is going to combine the two… sorta. The smartphone will be just like any other Android handset we’ve seen before. What separates the Padfone from the competition isn’t the handheld itself, but the dock. In essence, the “Pad” aspect of the Padfone is just a 10.1-inch touch screen USB monitor with a battery shoved in it.

The phone provides all the computing power and a 3G connection for access to the web. Toss it in the back of the Padfone tablet-dock and your ready to go. The phone connects to a mini-HDMI and mini-USB at the same time, then you close the lid, completely hiding the handset it from view.

Details were absent regarding which version of Android will be running on the Padfone, but speculation is already swirling the web with “Ice Cream Sandwich” in the eye of the storm. It is definitely a possibility — ASUS says the Padfone’s interface will automatically adjust to better suit the larger screen size when it is docked and Google has already told us Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) would not be coming to smartphones. If you check out the promo video on the Padfone site you’ll see the same navigation bar we were introduced to in Honeycomb. But, if Honeycomb isn’t coming to smartphones (where the “brains” of this device will be located) than we can only move forward, right?

No pricing or availability was announced so we’ll just have to wait and see what happens over the coming months. As far as Ice Cream Sandwich goes, Google’s Eric Schmidt will be talking at the D9 Conference later today — fingers crossed we’ll learn something there.

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Asus CES Press Conference

The Asus CES press conference wrapped up a little while ago and there were a few big product announcements.  They revolved around netbooks and, surprise, tablets.

First up is the Asus Eee Slate EP121.  It’s a powerful Windows 7 tablet that features a Core i5 processor, 2-4 GB RAM, and 64 GB SSD.  And it’s large – with a 12.1 inch 1280-800 screen.  There’s front-facing camera for video chatting and an HDMI port so you can easily hook it up in the living room or a hotel room for instant entertainment.  These features don’t come cheap – this is, as far as I know, the first tablet to hit the $1000 mark.

The Asus Eee PadSlider and Transformer are a pair of 10.1 inch Android “tablets”.  I put tablets in quotes because these are tablet that have built-in keyboards.  They are powered by the Tegra-2 processor.

The Slider has a 1280×800 screen, mini HDMI port, mini USB port, and Micro SD card slot.  It has two cameras – a front facing one and 5 megapixel rear one.  The keyboard is part of the unit.

On the Transformer the keyboard is detachable, but otherwise it has most of the same specs as the slider

Both tablets will run the Android Honeycomb (3.0 or 2.4 depending on who you believe) operating system and are expected to be out in April or May and priced in the $400-$800 range.

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