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.