In January ASUS was pleasantly surprised by the sales of their first tablet. At a price point on the high end of the spectrum for tablets, the Eee Pad 121 sold better then the executives were expecting. With the market only growing, ASUS CEO Jerry Shen has announced plans for further development in the area of their tablets.
The first point of interest, is the 3D tablet utilizing a quad-core processor. This is expected sometime in 2011. The increase over the dual core processor will allow the tablet’s better picture quality, and to sometime in the future handle full HD.
The second point of interest is the potential release of this technology for Windows Phone in 2012. Currently, ASUS is focusing there effort’s on Android, but mention was made that support for the new Windows Phone looks promising. ASUS is currently awaiting for the development of the platform.
These are two very good step’s forward for ASUS, as they have made plans to become a dominant presence in the tablet market by the end of 2012. Other steps also include improving battery life, OS services, and avoiding dual camera’s on their tablet’s. The competition will be fierce, as Apple has long held the standard for first class product’s and services. Jerry Shen in not daunted by the prospect’s, even agreeing that Apple provides fantastic service for software. He does however, insist that ASUS has superior hardware, and I for one, am inclined to agree with him.