Asus plans to launch the Android based Eee Pad Slider tablet in the UK this August, along with a 3G version of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet.
The final pricing for the two highly anticipated tablets has not been confirmed but the company’s UK Facebook page confirmed that the devices will be launched sometime in August, Engadget (opens in new tab) reports.
The two devices, which were unveiled by Asus at the Consumer Electronics Show back in January, run on Google’s Android 3.0 tablet operating system and are poised to take on the mighty Apple iPad 2.
The Asus Eee Pad Slider comes with a 10.1 touch screen with a 1280 x 800-resolution display, dual-core Tegra 2 processor, front and back facing cameras, a mini HDMI port, mini USB ports and a memory card. The fun part is that the tablet comes with a slide out full Qwerty keyboard which turns the tablet device into an Android-based laptop.
The Asus Transformer tablet device, which is already available in a Wi-Fi only version, comes with a removable keyboard dock that has additional battery power and boosts the tablet's battery life to 16 hours on a full charge.
The iPad, along with the iPad 2, is still by far the dominant tablet, but this year promises to see a number of worthy competitors entering the market.