Asus Eee Pad MeMO Shipping with Honeycomb, Transformer Too

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Asus Eee Pad MeMOThe Asus Eee Pad MeMO, which we previewed earlier this year at CES, can officially be added to the list of tablets running Google’s Android OS 3.0, Honeycomb. A product sheet for the MeMO was spotted at CeBIT 2011 this week, not only confirming the 7-inch tablet’s operating system, but also providing a full list of specs.

The MeMO will sport a 1024 x 600 capacitive touchscreen with stylus and finger input, and will be powered by a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 processor. In addition to its 1GB of RAM, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, and 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, the MeMO will also have storage options ranging from 8 GB to 64 GB. It features a number of connectivity options as well, such as quadband HSPA+ support, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR.

But perhaps the most intriguing part of the device’s connectivity is that it will come with a small Bluetooth “phone” accessory. The remote control handset allows you to make and receive phone calls through the MeMO without actually having to hold it up to your head.

Asus MeMOOther features include a microUSB port with Host support, 3.5mm headphone jack, microSDHC card slot, twin microphone array, digital compass, gyroscope, g-sensor, and proximity and light sensors. In terms of battery life, the MeMO is expected to be good for about 8 hours of video or music playback on a full charge.

The Eee Pad MeMO will be released later this year and will probably be going head-to-head with the HTC Flyer, which should come out around the same time. Asus Germany says that the tablet will retail for approximately $690 (499 Euros) for the 8-16 GB model and $966 (699 Euros) for the 32-64 GB model.

Update: Engadget reports the Asus Eee Pad Transformer will shipping with Honeycomb.

Source: Android Community



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