It was certainly a big day for ASUS, with the unveiling of the Padfone, but let's not forget about the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer. The Transformer tablet has been incredibly popular, but getting a hold of it was rather difficult as the device sold out quickly. But if you've been searching for one, then the good news is that Amazon is now showing it to be in stock by June 2nd.
The ASUS Eee Pad MeMO made its first debut back in January at CES 2011, but now the company has given it a 3D makeover. The new ASUS Eee Pad MeMO 3D has a glasses-free 3D IPS display, meaning the third-dimension without the silly specs, along with the MeMIC companion headset for music and voice calls, and a capacitive touchscreen that, like the HTC Flyer, can be used either with the finger or a special capacitive stylus.
We recently said that the Android 3.1 Honeycomb update would be coming to the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and the Acer Iconia Tab A500 starting in June. Well, one of those tablets may be getting the update just a tad sooner. According to inside sources, the ASUS tablet update will be heading out over-the-air starting early next week.
ASUS' Eee Pad Transformer is turning into quite the hackers' dream, and now the Tegra 2 slate has been coaxed into offering an extra slap of speed. Netarchy over at xda-developers has released Netformer 1.2, a tool that - among other things - can overclock the Transformer from its 1GHz stock speed to 1.4GHz.
Google unveiled the Android 3.1 Honeycomb update last week at their I/O 2011 conference, and now it's getting ready to be deployed to some of our favorite Android tablets. The update headed out first for the Verizon Motorola XOOM 3G, but now it's also ready for the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and the Acer Iconia Tab A500.
While we put the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101 through its paces for the full SlashGear review yesterday, what we didn't mention was ASUS' official Sleeve Case with Smart Stand for the tablet. Like the iPad 2's Smart Cover, the Transformer Sleeve Case promises not only to protect your slate - while adding as little bulk as possible - but prop it up for media playback or on-screen typing. Read on to find out whether we reckon it's worth the money.
ASUS has been plugging away at tablets for years now, experimenting with convertible netbooks and trying to coax some semblance of finger-friendliness out of Windows. It's taken Android 3.0 Honeycomb and the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101 to actually deliver, however: an eye-catching hybrid offering the touch-usability of a slate and the content creation flexibility of a Keyboard Dock. Has Eee Pad outclassed iPad 2 or do the ASUS Transformer's two halves not quite add up to a whole? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.