Hot on the heels of Apple's iPad, MSI has released more information about its upcoming tablet device. According to company sales director Sambora Chen, the slate will run Google's Android operating system, feature a 10-inch color capacitive touchscreen, and an Nvidia Tegra 2 chip.

MSI plans to launch various models of its tablet based on market demand, with a range of "flexible" specifications to meet various consumer needs. Among the expected niceties is a front-mounted camera, allowing users to record themselves while in front of the tablet.

At least one SKU will cost $500, which is the same price point Apple and Asus seem to be after, and the device is expected to launch sometime in the second half of this year – shortly after Apple ships the iPad, and around the time Asus launches its Eee Pad.

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