It’s CES time and you know you’ll be flooded by gadgets so we’ll do our best not to disappoint. Among the hottest products for this year are the tablets, mostly Android ones and by 2015 studies put tablet usage around 30% from the connected devices. One of these tablets comes from Asus and is called Eee Pad MeMO. Functionality wise, it looks like a scaled down Courier device and it is designed to work in a cloud. The OS? Android, of course.
Hardware wise, Eee Pad MeMO is built around a 7″ IPS multi-touch 1024 x 600 LCD screen, similar with Nook Color, a Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU which is the norm for Android Devices and also features a built in stylus. The device also brings the standard now two cameras, a 5MP HD one with LED flash on the back and a 1.2MP one in the front enabling videoconferencing.
Interesting for this model is not necessarily the included applications used to take notes but the included Bluetooth headset called “MeMic” extender hinting at the idea that you’ll also use Eee Pad MeMO as a cell phone.
The price? Depending on the configuration but starting at $499 which is a tad high in my opinion, especially with a June release date in mind. Expect by then many new tablets at a lower price. Check additional photos after the break. Read More…