Asus demonstrated its 7-inch Android Memotablet, including phone accessory, at the CeBit in Hanover, Germany last week. After CES, which takes place in Las Vegas in January every year, CeBIT is the next big tradeshow that showcases the latest digital innovations. Asus showcased its small 7? tablet with the Android OS 2.2, but assured everyone that it would be shipping with the Android 3.0Honeycomb OS as soon as April 2011. Pricing is reported to come in around $499-$699, depending on the options you choose.
Take a Look at the 7? Asus Tablet Phone The Asus Eee Pad Memo is anultra-portable tablet touting some pretty high-end specifications According toGadgetian, the Asus Eee Pad Memo comes with Android 3 0 Honeycomb OS,runs on a 1 2GHz Qualcomm 8260 processor, sports a 7-inch IPS multi-touchscreen with resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, is equipped with 5 Megapixelscamera with LED flash and an additional 1
2 Megapixels front-facing camera for video chat, has 1080p HD video playbacksupport, 1GB RAM, HSPA+ support, a micro HDMI port, includes GPS,Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, and micro-SD card slot You will be able tochoose from 8 GB, 16 GB, or 32 GB memory storage And of course since it isan Android, the Android Market and a whole host of Google services comepreloaded The Eee Pad Memo tablet packs a Stylus for input by featuringMedia Note combining a notes app that offers hand writing capabilities andPainter app
One of the best features is a stereo Bluetooth-based MeMIC media phoneextender for receiving phone calls If you have an active SIM card, you canactually use the tablet as a phone! One of the Asus Memo tabletï¿½s faultswas the display While it was reported to be crisp and clear, it was only a TFTand didnï¿½t compare to some of the IPS displays on show at CeBIT this year
Another fault was Bluetooth connectivity is only 2 1, instead of the Bluetooth3 0 version
A 7? tablet with phone capabilities sounds pretty cool The choice would seemto be whether you want true portability (7? tablet) or a larger form factor foreasier visibility of content (10 1? Xoom)
I have written about the choices between the iPad 2 and the Android tablets,(see my blog Android 3 0 vs iPad 2) and my choice of course is to wait for theAndroid 3
0 Honeycomb tablets As I have said before, my phone and my computer bothuse Google apps and documents, so it makes sense for me Since myMotorola Droid X has a 4
3? screen, I think I would prefer my tablet to be the larger 10 1? size But whatabout you? Do you think you would enjoy the smaller Asus 7? tablet or a largerone?