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ASUS Eee Pad Slider hits the FCC

The ASUS Eee Pad Slider has passed through the FCC certification process, getting the all clear for its Bluetooth and Wifi radios.  With no mention of any cellular data in the FCC reports, the slider sounds much like the popular ASUS Transformer (check out our review), a great no-contract, no carrier, no fuss stand alone Wifi Honeycomb tablet.  Also like the Transformer, the slider sports a 10.1 inch screen, Tegra 2 dual-core processor, front and rear cameras, and connectivity via a number of i/o ports -- micro SD, mini USB, and mini HDMI.  Add in a sliding full size qwerty keyboard and you have something very different than the rest of the Honeycomb tablet pack.  We love different, and manufacturers that try to do it, providing it's done well.  We're ready to give the slider a try, just like many of you guys are.

We're waiting for pricing and availability, which we expect an announcement for soon.  Originally expected in the UK this August, the slider has been pushed back to "this Autumn".  When we know more, we'll be sure to tell.

Source: FCC; via WirelessGoodness

Jerry Hildenbrand
Jerry Hildenbrand

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

  • hmmmmm only the keyboard?
  • See it's this tablet design that makes sense. It's a tab, it's a netbook so it definitely makes it more inline with a 500 price tag than a tab that leaves you to buy a keyboard dock to make it efficient for more than just browsing.
  • And where is 3/4G or WiMAX what a waist :( of my time eating for this slider. Will haunt for Sony or Samsung or Fujitsu then
  • Damn dude, how much did you eat for this slider? Your "waist" must be huge! Please, don't try to get revenge by haunting any companies; they didn't tell you to eat! In all seriousness, one of the reasons I want this is because it has no 3G/4G or WiMAX contract bull.
  • ding, we have a winner!
  • Early this year ASUS showed two of the best Honeycomb design ideas. The slider & transformer seem to bridge the the gap between android tablets and net-books (or compact laptops). Do they offer a workable compromise, or do we still need Lion or Windows based devices?