Another Tablet, This Time Asus Has It

August 2, 2010 - Written By Mike Corbett

Is Asus switching teams? The Taiwanese tech titan originally named Windows Embedded Compact 7 as the operating system for its 10-inch touchscreen tablet, but recent word is that Asus will go with Android instead. This iPad-like device is 12.2 millimeters (about 0.5 inch) thick, weighs 675 grams (just under 1.5 pounds), and has nVidia Tegra chips under the hood. It reportedly will cost between $400 and $500 when it debuts early next year. Which version of Android will it run? Given the 2011 launch date, version 3.0, code-namedGingerbread, is a strong candidate.