Reports of 16GB Nexus 7 tablet being sold out came in from UK last week. Now, it seems Google (or more rightly, Asus) is globaly unable to keepup with the 16GB version orders. Google Play Store now shows the tablet as ‘out of stock’ and interested buyers can register for a notification email of when it would be available again.
The 8GB version on the other hand is in stock and ships in 3-5 business days. While many tech geeks consider the ‘sold-out’ tag as a sign of being a successful launch, some believe it is a new ‘marketing gimmick’. Whatever it is, Google sure has managed to put up a great offering at an unmatched price tag.
Taiwanese website NCCC have posted images of what they claim to be the next generation Asus EEE Pad, codenamed “TF300T”. From the images the only specs known are a 10.1″ screen and a rear camera. The model number “TF300T” suggests that this could be the next version in the Transformer lineup after the original Transformer (TF101) and Transformer Prime (TF201). None of the other details of this baffling device are known as of now. Hit the jump for a second image. Read more
Indian tablet market would soon have a new entrant in the form of Asus Eee Pad Slider. The tablet with built-in keyboard would sport a 10.1″ 1280 x 800 pixel resolution display and is powered by NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz dual-core processor. The tablet comes pre-loaded with Android 3.1 Honeycomb with Asus Waveshare UI built over it.
On the back is a 5MP camera capable of recording 1080p HD videos and the secondary camera for video chat in the front is 1.2MP. On the sides are micro HDMI, USB and microSD slot ports. The tablet would be WiFi+3G version with two capacity variants of 16GB and 32GB. Along with microSD expansion the tablet comes with unlimited ASUS WebStorage for a year.
The tablet would hit the shelves of Indian market in October. Asus hasn’t released any information about pricing or 3G network tie-ups for the tablet.
Tablets and smartphones are indubitably the best gadgets of the present-day. Now, Asus is all set to being the best of both the worlds into a single gizmo. Dubbed, Padfone, the device is a Hybrid of a smartphone and a tablet. Released at Computex 2011, the 10.1″ tablets docks and encloses a 4.3″ Android smartphone within. The dock allows the smartphone to juice-up using tablet’s battery while the tablet employes smartphone’s 3G data simultaneously.
No details on the Android version are known for now, but Asus’s promise of a seamless transition of phone’s UI on the tablet indicates Ice Cream Sandwich. Calls can be attended using a Bluetooth handsfree or by removing the phone from the dock. The duo would has a front-facing camera each, while the rear 5MP camera of the smartphone can be used by the tablet when docked. No other details on the hardware specifications have been released by Asus yet. The Padfone is currently in a concept stage and does not have a tentative launch date or price tag.