Asus lays out tablet plans with Android, ARM, Windows, IntelBy Emil Protalinski 21 comments
Many upcoming Asustek tablets have already been hinted, leaked, or even revealed at trade shows. That being said, Asustek president Jerry Shen has revealed some of the launch details to Digitimes. Starting this December, Asus will begin officially announcing tablets in 7", 9", 10", and 12" form factors. In short, we should see five or six tablets from Asus at CES 2011.
In January, the 12 incher will be available for purchase (previous rumors said either December or January); it will be running Windows (earlier said Windows Embedded Compact) on an Intel chipset. Interestingly, Shen says that Microsoft assisted in the development by making several enhancements to the touch controls and the user interface.
In March, Asus will launch two 7 inchers (one with WiFi and the other with 3.5G and phone functions) as well as two 9 inchers (an ARM-based Tegra 2 model running Android and another Windows + Intel tablet) with a price gap of $100. We've already heard talk of the 10 incher Android device that is supposed to cost under $400.