Finally, after all the speculation and intrigue, it has been confirmed that the 10″ Eee Pad WILL run Honeycomb 3.0 platform.
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Word on the street is it will carry a price tag of around $400 for the US market, though it is not certain what it will retail at here.
The Transformer tab is true to its word and does literally transform into a notebook with its slide out, detachable, full size keyboard, although the full system will be pricier.
With its IPS display (1280_800 pixels) and long battery life (16 hours) as well as NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, rear (5 megapix) and front facing camera ( 1.2 megapix), the device could well bridge the gap between a tab and netbook device.
And running on Android’s updated Honeycomb platform, the newest slate on the block is sure to garner plenty of attention in the market worldwide, in light of the recent iPad2 release. Asus first announced the tablet in June last year.
The Taiwanese maker first announced Honeycomb for its entire Eee family, which included the Transformer although later backtracked, claiming they still needed more time to fine tune the software.
The Transformer is said to be released in Taiwan as early as this Friday and will be released in the US most likely in April.
For Asus fans down under, they will probably have a little longer to wait.