Asus To Launch Android Based EEE Pad in March 2011; Prices it Below $399

Asus had announced two new tablets in Computex 2010 — the EEE Pad EP101TC and the EP121. It recently announced that it would be shipping the 10.1 inch EP101TC with Android 2.2 Froyo.

Today, Jerry Shen, CEO of Asustek announced that the Android based EP101TC will be priced below $399. It will be the third EEE Pad release.

Asus Android Tablet EEE Pad EP101TC

The first, he said, will launch in December 2010 — the EEE Pad EP121, a 12 inch tablet which will run Windows 7 Home Premium and will be powered by a Intel Core 2 Duo ULV processor. It will be priced at around $1000. It will come with a docking station which will transform it into a laptop.

The second EEE Pad will be a 10 inch tablet which will run Windows Embedded Compact 7. It will be priced in the $399 – $499 range.

Detailed specifications of any tablet aren’t available yet.

The tablet space is surely heating up. Even the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Notion Ink Adam are set to launch in that time frame. We should soon see a deluge of iPad alternatives.

via PC World

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