The ASUS Eee Pad MeMo tablet hasn’t received nearly as much publicity as the Transformer Prime, but now we know why. ASUS states the MeMo 7″ tablet will launch January 2012 with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) on board. MeMo has been through different hardware and design stages as well, when it formerly appeared with a 3D capable display. They’ve since then scratched that, and will focus more on the paired functionality of the MeMic Bluetooth device to the actual tablet – after all, they do ship together.

The MeMic Bluetooth device can be seen as a wild card really. Not everyone may find it captivating, but it will definitely draw its own crowd. To be successful in todays tablet market that’s really what it takes. With the amount of tablets released monthly, only a few break the barrier to bring something new to the table.

Still no word on an actual price for the duo, but you can expect to see it first on carriers before local store shelves. Considering that ASUS spent so much time on the Transformer Prime, I expect them to do the same with this device as well. They’ll want to make sure Android 4.0 is functioning perfect prior to launch, thus reducing bugs and keeping the ASUS good name.

[via NetbookNews]