Asus Eee Pad Slider coming in a single 32GB flavor this September, 3G model to hit shelves in 2012?
The Asus Eee Pad Slider has been officially confirmed for release in September in various European markets, and what's interesting is that the tablet will only ship in its 32GB Wi-Fi-only variety for a price set at nearly $718 (499 euro) off contract. But it's South Africa that will be the first to get the tablet, followed by release in markets in the Old Continent. There were no details yet about a release stateside, but it's very likely that the price will change once the tablet makes it across the pond. A 3G model is not expected earlier than the first quarter of 2012.
The specifications for the 10.1-inch tablet haven't changed from what we already know – a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 chip is under the hood, while Android 3.1 Honeycomb provides the software backbone. Most notable is the USB 2.0 Connector paired with USB Host function allowing you to connect compatible devices such as a mouse (which could turn your tablet into a miniature work station) or USB storage for your media.
full-QWERTY chiclet-style keyboard. You can also use it for video conferencing and taking pictures with its 5-megapixel rear-facing snapper and 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera. The slate will be sold in “pearl white” and “metallic brown” flavors. Check out one of the first video demonstrations of the Slider's capabilities below and feel free to share your thoughts about how the tablet fits in the market.