The Asus Eee Pad Slider
has become more of a mystery with every passing day as the 10.1-inch slate first appeared at CES and was expected to land in May, but its launch was delayed all the way until August in the UK
. The Slider however has now passed one more obstacle on its way to mass market, this time clearing the FCC, where it appeared with model number SL101.
Earlier in the month, Asus seemed hesitant about releasing the tablet as it was “running a couple of surveys to understand what is important for our customers.” With heaps of Honeycomb tablets storming the market, that's no surprise, but the Asus Eee Pad Slider definitely has more than the common tablet as it stands out with its slide-out keyboard turning into a great alternative to a netbook for once.
Spec-wise the slate is nearly identical to the dual-core Asus Eee Pad Transformer
, but we're yet to see whether and when the company will ship the tablet to the US. Pricing details were not yet announced either, but more details will surely emerge as the device nears its release date, so stay tuned.