ASUS Confirms Tablet Plans
With Computex only a few months away, Taiwan-based ASUS has confirmed plans for a pair of “iPad killers”. In an interview with Forbes’ Elizabeth Woyke, ASUS revealed that they are prepping “at least two tablets” and are expected to unveil them at the June event. Chairman Jonney Shih thinks there is room for tablets somewhere in the mix between netbooks, smartphones, and e-book readers.
Although it hasn’t been confirmed, one device is expected to be Windows-based while the other is either Android or Chrome. The Google based unit will be centered around content consumption with a focus on media whereas the Windows unit will be more powerful. If anyone can put out an inexpensive tablet, it’s ASUS. They debuted the Eee PC back in 2007 and essentially kicked off the low-cost netbook era.
We’ll find out in early June as to what ASUS has up their sleeves. Be sure to keep an eye on AndroidGuys for the latest information as we can gather it.
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