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Asus's Eee Pad 121 is landing in December or January, priced at a cool $1,000. It packs Windows 7 and an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.  (Source: Asus Tablet)
Also incoming is e-book reader and 10-inch Windows tablet

ASUSTeK CEO Jerry Shen announced that his company in March is launching a $399 10-inch tablet running on Google's Android OS. The tablet will likely run Android 3.0 "Gingerbread" that is expected to be released in March 2011.

Currently ASUSTeK has 800 software engineers working with Android, so it has a great deal of experience with the OS.  Most of those engineers currently work in the smartphone division, but ASUS is working to shuffle resources to prepare the new device.

While the naming of that tablet remains up in the air, ASUS did announce a name for a more pricey upcoming tablet.

In December ASUS will ship the Eee Pad 121 (EP121, for short) a $1,000 monster powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.  The super tablet features a 12-inch touchscreen and is driven by Microsoft's Windows 7 Home Premium operating system.  The approach is radically different than Apple's best-selling iPad, which features lower-end processing hardware and retails for $499 in base form.

Shen comments, "If you want to compete with the iPad, you have to do more than just be less expensive.  You have to offer more features. We want to spend more time perfecting the [Eee Pad] before we launch. We're looking more at Q1 to launch the devices."

Another 10-inch tablet (not the Android one) is also incoming, utilizing an ARM processor and Microsoft's Windows Embedded Compact 7 software.  This model should be closer to Apple's iPad in terms of form factor and will also come at a similar price -- between $399 USD and $499 USD.

The company also announced plans to unleash a grayscale 8-inch e-reader, priced at under $300.  That device, dubbed the Eee Tablet, will ship in October.

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Dailytech slow to report news...
By tallcool1 on 8/13/2010 11:30:19 AM , Rating: 0
Not sure if the submit news form actually works here or if Dailytech is just a slow to report news site?

Many other tech sites yesterday posted the following news which should be of interest to Dailytech readers:
Graphics card vendors to start selling new generation GPUs from AMD in November
Monica Chen, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Thursday 12 August 2010]

Graphics card vendors are expected to start selling AMD's next-generation GPU (Southern Islands) in November with AMD to officially announce the series in October, according to sources from graphics card players.

To defend its market share, AMD plans to cut prices for its ATI Radeon HD 5000-series GPUs in the near future. The action also serves as preparation for the upcoming Southern Islands GPUs, the sources noted.

AMD originally planned to have its next-generation GPUs using 32nm process and codenamed the chips Northern Islands, but Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) skipped its 32nm R&D for GPUs and advanced directly to 28nm R&D. In response AMD adjusted its plans and decided to continue adopting a 40nm process, while changing the product's codename to Southern Islands, the sources explained.

AMD declined the opportunity to respond to this report saying it cannot comment on unannounced products.

RE: Dailytech slow to report news...
By MrTeal on 8/13/2010 12:16:26 PM , Rating: 2
I have an interesting topic I would like to show up on DailyTech. How can I submit it?
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By tallcool1 on 8/13/2010 3:29:38 PM , Rating: 2
I was referring to the "Submit News" link at the top of the page.

Either way, the DT editors never picked up the story regardless.

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