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Android-powered device will support a detachable keyboard

We caught some early glimpses of ASUS' Eee Pad tablets back in December, which were then followed up by an official unveiling of four devices at CES. Now, one of those devices, the ASUS Transformer, is seeing the light of day -- ahead of schedule, no less.

Netbooknews reports that the Transformer will be released in Taiwan March 25, when pre-orders will begin at 8 a.m. 

The 10.1-inch, Android-powered tablet sports a Tegra 2 processor, 1 GB DDR2, and will come in both 16GB and 32GB storage capacities. What sets it apart from other tablets, though, is the detachable keyboard. 

ASUS will demonstrate how the keyboard will work with Android's Honeycomb OS on Friday. Meanwhile, the price has been figured at somewhere between $400 and $700. The Phonehouse in Spain is reportedly listing the Tranformer at 399€, or approximately $560, without the keyboard.

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Nice Name
By Supa on 3/21/2011 1:34:05 PM , Rating: 2
Cute ideas, and we wait for the price. If close to $400, I think they will do well.


RE: Nice Name
By edge929 on 3/21/2011 2:04:16 PM , Rating: 3
I'm betting it will be $400 for the 512MB RAM/16GB and no keyboard version. Adding all the bells/whistles will be closer to $700.

Been holding off on all other pads for the ASUS versions.

RE: Nice Name
By seraphim1982 on 3/22/2011 1:30:11 PM , Rating: 2
I can tell you that the 32GB should be around 499 - 550

RE: Nice Name
By seraphim1982 on 3/22/2011 1:32:39 PM , Rating: 2
The dock also acts as a secondary battery.. giving another 8hrs of battery life.

RE: Nice Name
By quiksilvr on 3/21/2011 4:39:17 PM , Rating: 2
If they make it $399, they can very easily squash the XOOM from the market.

RE: Nice Name
By Supa on 3/21/2011 8:37:57 PM , Rating: 2
Unfortunately, it looks like the price will be around $700.

NT $21,201 ~ $715 USD

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