Asus is readying the launch of its Eee Pad in India. They will launch a 10 inch pad which runs on Gingerbread (Android 2.3). The Eee Pad will come in two configurations, one which is high spec version, while the other is with basic features. The Eee Pad will come with a whole host of connectivity options such as 3G and WiMax apart from normal WiFi, and Bluetooth.
ASUS will also extend its online cloud services to its customers so they can save their contacts and other information without the need of a lot of storage device.
According to John Chen, Business Development Manager, India and Middle East, Asus Technology, “We will introduce our tablet in the first quarter of 2011. These will be ten inch tablets with Android 2.3 operating system. We will offer different configurations to address different customer needs. We will also bundle our cloud services with these devices, so that even customers with lower spec versions of the device can enjoy a whole range of applications.”
ASUS had also showcased a 7 inch and 12 inch tablets, with a choice of Operating Systems which could be Windows 7 or Android. Initially ASUS will only release the 10 inch version with Android 2.3. When asked the reason for the restriction Chen said, “Ten inch is a perfect balance of mobility and usability, while seven inch is neither pocketable nor big enough. For a Windows based device we are waiting for the Windows (Phone) 7 to finally arrive. We will wait for some time to see how consumers react to it and then we will think about introducing devices based on it.”