ASUS Eee Pad Transformer gets US/Canada release date & pricing

ASUS has confirmed that the Eee Pad Transformer will launch in the US and Canada from April 26. The 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablet – which has an optional battery-toting keyboard attachment – will be priced at $399 for the 16GB TF101-A1 model, and at $499 for the 32GB TF101-B1 version.

Neither SKU will come with the keyboard dock, which will be offered as a $149 accessory. As well as offering a QWERTY keyboard, the dock has a battery which boosts runtime to up to 16hrs, along with two USB 2.0 ports and a 4-in-1 memory card reader. The Transformer tablet itself has an HDMI port, microSD slot and the usual WiFi and Bluetooth.

Inside is NVIDIA's Tegra 2 chipset running Android 3.0, with a few interesting pre-loaded ASUS apps including a remote desktop tool. The Eee Pad Transformer launched in the UK earlier this month, and demand soon outstripped supply.

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