Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Best Android Tablets Are 3-6 Months Away

Asus showed off a slate of four tablets running from Android to Windows 7. Forget about the Windows 7. It doesn't belong on a tablet. So, let's focus on the ones running Android.

Of the four, I think the Transformer is the best one of the lot. It's a 10" tablet with a detachable keyboard capable of provide added battery power for up to 16 hours. On top of that, it's running Nvidia's powerful Tegra 2. And best of all, it'll come in at $399 to start.

Touch with a keyboard. What more can you ask?

However, we won't be able to run out and buy it next week. It's not due until the 2nd quarter of 2011. And that seems to be what I had predicted. With Google okaying Android 3 not until March or so, hardware developers will have to heed Mounterview's orders on this.

But as a poor mobile user, I rather wait a couple of months and get the best than to spend a couple of hundred bucks to get a cheapy tablet running a half-baked Android 2.2 that should be running on smartphones.

Anyway, day one from Asus was pretty awesome and I can't wait until tomorrow. Oh, Microsoft is up. I wonder, why bother?

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