Asus, a strong contender for the tablet crown of 2011 has reason to rejoice. Its Eee Pad TF101 tablet PC has now gone past the FCC hurdle in time for its intended April launch. The Asus Eee Pad Transformer has got approval for its Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionality though extensive details of the tablet are yet to come by.
The Eee Pad TF101 tablet comes with a 10.1 inch display, a first from Asus. The tablet also scores another first for Asus, the only tablet so far from the Taiwan based manufacturer to be built around a dual core NVIDIA Tegra processor. The Eee Pad TF101 also has another claim to fame – it includes a detachable keyboard which when attached will make the tablet to mimic a notebook PC, something that earned the tablet the Transformer tag.
To be based on the Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system, the Eee Pad TF101 tablet is likely to be priced anywhere between $399 and $699, which if true will truly make it an attractive proposition. The tablet was last seen at the recently concluded CeBIT show.