Update: Asus Australia have confirmed the Eee Pad Slider’s availability
Hi @Ausdroid, confirmed. The Eee Pad Slider SL101 is an Australian model which has just been released today. Website will be updated soon 🙂
A reader recently sent us in this picture of the Asus Eee Pad Slider sitting happily on a shelf in JB Hi-Fi. We never heard anything about an Australian release for this device, so this all came as a bit of a surprise. The device on sale at JB Hi-Fi is the 16GB Wi-Fi only variant which will set you back $694. The specs are what you’d expect of a device like this:
- Android 3.1 (3.2 upgradable)
- 10.1-inch IPS LED 1280×800 Display
- NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual-Core CPU (we assume 1GHz)
- 1GB RAM, 16GB Internal Memory
- Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
- 5MP Rear Camera / 1.3MP Front Camera
- Weighs 960grams
So it’s a fairly heavy device, but nothing out of the ordinary for such an interesting looking device. Our reader said that you had to ‘flip’ the screen up to get to the full physical QWERTY keyboard, instead of ‘sliding’ it like its name suggests. The Eee Pad Slider isn’t listed on JB Hi-Fi’s online store nor is it listed on Asus’ Australian site — interesting.
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