There is some bad news for those who have been waiting for the launch of the Eee Pad MeMO 3D slate PC from ASUS. In fact, the news could well be worse as the 7 inch slate model has not only been delayed to 2012 but also runs the risk of being scrapped altogether. The Eee Pad MeMO was supposed to be available during the September-October period and would have made for the world’s first glasses free slate with glasses free 3D display capabilities had it been launched. This has been revealed by an ASUS Netherlands spokesperson.
So while the earliest that the Eee Pad MeMo could be seen entering markets is 2012, there has been no reason given to explain this sudden and unexpected change in schedule. The device was first announced by ASUS in January 2011 for a launch in early 2011 itself. Due delays involved in obtaining 3D capabilities led to the first time line being missed out.
There is also the 7 inch Android tablet from Acer that has also found itself in a similar dilemma of missing deadlines. The Acer Iconia Tab A100 which was scheduled for release early this year though there remained considerable confusion then on the Android Honeycomb and how it could deal with smaller displays. This issue forced the company for reconsidering the launch of their device. The subsequent release of Android 3.2 which is the Honeycomb version for smaller displays were released in mid – July and gave a breath of fresh air to these devices once again.