Asus Eee Pad MeMO 7-inch tablet could be bundled with MeMic, a Bluetooth handset
The 7-inch Asus Eee Pad MeMO tablet broke cover at CES in January with some details about its insides, but up until now we could only guess its full and complete specifications. Well, not any more – the MeMO will run Honeycomb and will be powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon MSM8260 CPU capable of processing 1080p full HD video. Nothing surprising, the slate will also come with HSPA+ 3G radios including support for the 850MHz and 1,900MHz bands for the North American market. A 5-megapixel snapper on the back and a 1.2-megapixel camera up front will manage photography and video on the MeMO. All the photo and video capabilities of the tablet wouldn't be revealed in full glory on a 7-inch screen and that seems to be the reason for including a micro HDMI port for transferring media to an HD TV.
But even more interestingly, the tablet will be offered in an optional bundle with a Bluetooth handset, so you could actually make use of the tablet as your main cell phone. Not the most practical solution, but it certainly sounds interesting. The handset, named MeMic, will feature a translucent LCD screen and will also function as a remote control and a gateway for wireless streaming of music. While you might have noticed that the MeMO's 3G bands are compatible with those of carriers like AT&T, there is still no information on whether it will be offered on U.S. carriers. The tablet is also coming with a stylus, making it a direct competitor to the recently unveiled HTC Flyer. In any case, you'll have to wait for the actual product to hit shelves – it is expected only in June.