From Toshiba tablets to ASUS, or more exactly to Asustek subsidiary AGAiT. The company – who are wholly owned by ASUS – has announced that they’ll be jumping into the tablet market, offering models based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset and running the Google Android OS. AGAiT apparently design and outsource production of their own hardware, so it doesn’t seem that the new tablets – which will be sold under the Vento brand – will be rebadges of the ASUS Eee Pad and Eee Tablet models shown at Computex recently (one of which is pictured here).
It’s unclear, beyond the Snapdragon and Android, what sort of specifications the Vento tablets will offer. So far we’ve generally seen budget models with roughly 7- to 10-inch displays using resistive touchscreen technology, but AGAiT could surprise us with some more complex specs. However, it seems unlikely they’ll reach North America or Europe; AGAiT apparently target their products at China, India, Brazil and Russia, so as to avoid overlap with ASUS.