The Android based tablet PC will retail at $479-510 by Q3 2010.
At a conference in Taiwan, Asus chairman Jerry Shen announced that the company will introduce its tablet PC, unsurprisingly called the Eee Pad, at Computex 2010, scheduled between June 1-5. The device scheduled to launch in Q3 2010.
The Eee Pad will come packed with USB support, integrated webcam, and Adobe Flash – features which the iPad currently does not support – and will run on the Android operating system.
Asus is hoping to sell 350,000 Eee Pads by the end of 2010, and expects it help boost its Eee PC netbook lineup by 10-20%. The tablet PC will be priced at NT$15,000-16,000 (US $479-510). The company says that is continually monitoring the tablet PC and e-book reader markets closely and will maintain flexibility to launch products that suit the fast-changing market demand.
Asus joins Dell, HP and other smaller manufactures on the tablet PC bandwagon after Apple’s tremendous success with the iPad.
[Source: Boy Genius Report]