Asus demonstrated its 7-inch Android Memo tablet, including phone accessory, at theCeBit 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 theAndroid 3.0 Honeycomb OS as soon as April 2011. Pricing is reported to come in around $499-$699, depending on the options you choose.Asus tablet
Take a Look at the 7? Asus Tablet Phone The Asus Eee Pad Memois an ultra-portable tablet touting some pretty high-end specificationsAccording to Gadgetian, the Asus Eee Pad Memo comes withAndroid 3 0 Honeycomb OS, runs on a 1 2GHz Qualcomm 8260processor, sports a 7-inch IPS multi-touch screen with resolution of1024 x 600 pixels, is equipped with 5 Megapixels camera with LEDflash and an additional 1 2 Megapixels front-facing camera for videochat, has 1080p HD video playback support, 1GB RAM, HSPA+support, a micro HDMI port, includes GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Ficonnectivity, and micro-SD card slot You will be able to choose from8 GB, 16 GB, or 32 GB memory storage
And of course since it is an Android, the Android Market and awhole host of Google services come preloaded The Eee Pad Memotablet packs a Stylus for input by featuring Media Note combining anotes app that offers hand writing capabilities and Painter app Oneof the best features is a stereo Bluetooth-based MeMIC media phoneextender for receiving phone calls If you have an active SIM card,you can actually use the tablet as a phone! One of the Asus Memotabletï¿½s faults was the display While it was reported to be crispand clear, it was only a TFT and didnï¿½t compare to some of theIPS displays on show at CeBIT this year
Another fault was Bluetooth connectivity is only 2 1, instead of theBluetooth 3 0 version A 7? tablet with phone capabilities soundspretty cool The choice would seem to be whether you want trueportability (7? tablet) or a larger form factor for easier visibility ofcontent (10
1? Xoom) I have written about the choices between the iPad Asustablet 2 and the Android tablets, (see my blog Android 3 0 vs iPad 2)and my choice of course is to wait for the Android 3 0 Honeycombtablets
As I have said before, my phone and my computer both use Googleapps and documents, so it makes sense for me Since my MotorolaDroid X has a 4 3? screen, I think I would prefer my tablet to be thelarger 10 1? size But what about you? Do you think you would enjoythe smaller Asus 7? tablet or a larger one?