October 31st, 2010, 19:18 PM
Asus To Offer Tablets For Windows 7 And Android
The president of Asus Computers on Friday said Asus will release a number of tablet devices with varying form factors beginning in January of next year.
In addition, Asus will sell the 9-inch Eee Reader DR-900 and the 8-inch Eee Note through the channel beginning late next month.
The company plans to launch its 12-inch Eee Note tablet running Windows 7 first and follow up with two 7-inch versions and two 9-inch versions in March of next year, according to Digitimes . One of the 9-inch tablets will run Android with Nvidia (NSDQ:NVDA)'s Tegra 2 chip for tablets inside, while the other will run Windows 7, likely powered by an Intel Atom chip.
One of the 7-inch tablets will reportedly include Wi-Fi capability, while the other will include 3G and phone functionality.
"Asustek is aiming to mass produce the 12-inch model featuring the Wintel platform in December and will start selling the device in the channel in January 2011," said Jerry Shen, president of Asus, in an interview with Digitimes .
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