Asus unveiled the cool Eee Pad Transformer Android tablet back at CES in January. At the time, they were calling for an April release date. Asus has now announced that the tablet will be ready before April and will hit Taiwan on March 25. That is this Friday. It’s nice to see something early for a change rather than launch dates being postponed.

If you recall the Eee Pad Transformer is an Android tablet that has a dock that turns it into a netbook with a keyboard. It has a 10.1-inch screen, Android 3.0 for the OS, runs NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, and has 1GB of DDR2 RAM. The tablet also has 16GB and 32GB storage versions.

There are some questions left right now. One of the big questions is how well the software Asus has for allowing the keyboard to work with Android 3.0 will work. The price is another question. Asus cited a price range of $500 – $700. The Transformer has turned up in Spain at the equivalent of $560 sans keyboard dock.

[via Netbooknews]

  • Honeycomb_FTW

    I like the design of this thing a lot! However, I’m curious about the ports. In a video earlier I seen they left off the usb from the tablet–it’s only on the dock. That and the lack of MHL and usb host control on these devices is rather annoying.

    Pricing. . . OK guys, stop converting European dollar to US! Gadgets usually translate as 1 to 1 from Europe to the states. Asus also stated at CES that they expected this thing to hit for $499 and up. I’m pretty sure we will see the $450 price same as what Spain is getting it for in Euros. Asus is smart enough to undercut the *pad.