ASUS Eee Pad MeMO fully detailed: 7-inch Honeycomb Flyer rival [Update: Video & Price]

Feb 28, 2011
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CeBIT 2011 kicks off this week in Hanover, and already we're seeing information trickling out. ASUS has quietly confirmed that the Eee Pad MeMO launched at CES 2011 back in January will indeed debut running Android 3.0 Honeycomb; jkkmobile spotted the news on the MeMO's full spec list, confirming a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 processor, microHDMI port and quadband HSPA+ connectivity.

That's on top of WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and microUSB (with Host support for plugging in peripherals), a 3.5mm headphone socket and microSDHC slot. There's also GPS, a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash on the back, and a 1.2-megapixel camera on the front, while sensors include a gyroscope, g-sensor, light, proximity and digital compass.

Storage is up to 64GB and RAM is 1GB, and the 7-inch display runs at 1024 x 600 and responds to capacitive finger control together with ASUS' included stylus. A full charge is apparently good for up to 8hrs of video playback, and the MeMO can supposedly handle 1080p HD. No word on pricing at this stage, but if ASUS can get that right then this might make for some impressive competition to the HTC Flyer.

[via Android Community]

Update: jkkmobile has delivered some video of the MeMO, and while the demo unit is only running Android 2.2 Froyo, the interesting part is the Bluetooth handset accessory ASUS is showing alongside the tablet. It can be used for voice calls, so that you needn't hold the 7-inch slate to your head. It also has a transparent display, and can be used as a remote control for the MeMO. According to ASUS Germany, the MeMO should be priced at €499 ($690) for the 8-16GB model, or €699 for the 32-64GB model, with the Bluetooth handset; that definitely undercuts the €669 HTC Flyer at the entry level, at least.


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