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Asus Eee Pad MeMO to Run on Android 3.0 Honeycomb

There were a lot of tablets announced at CES earlier this year and one of the units that may have flown under the radar is the Asus Eee Pad MeMO. After based on today’s confirmations, you might be a little more interested.

Yes, it was hiding in the shadows of stablemates the Eee Pad Transformer and Eee Pad Slider, but the Eee Pad MeMO is more than just a notepad and e-book reader. As it turns out, this 7-inch device will indeed ship with Android 3.0 Honeycomb right out of the box, despite running on a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 processor rather than the “reference platform” NVIDIA Tegra 2.

All sorts of other specs and features have now been confirmed by Asus as well. These include the microHDMI port, quad-band HSPA+ connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, microUSB (with Host support), 3.5mm headphone jack, microSDHC slot, GPS, 5MP camera, 1.2MP front-facing camera, gyroscope, g-sensor, light sensor, proximity sensor, and digital compass. We’re expecting a full gig of RAM and up to 64GB of storage capacity.

The world of seven inch tablets will quickly be heating up with updated versions of the Galaxy Tab, as well as the upcoming HTC Flyer, Dell Streak 7, and others. There’s no word on price, but the MeMO is said to survive 8 hours of video playback on a single charge, including support for full 1080p HD. The most interesting thing about this tablet is its sidekick; a mini-phone like device that connects to the MeMO via Bluetooth allowing you to control it, make calls and who knows what else, the guy in the video was probably handling it for the first time. It has a transparent display that does who knows what.



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One comment

  1. Hopefully the U.S. will not disable phone capability on this device as it has with all the other tablets. I am really looking forward to getting my hands on this to use as my mobile office and eliminate a couple of other gadgets that I have to tote around.

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