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It seems that a certain product shown off back at CES 2011 has found its way to MWC 2011 as well, as ASUS decided to come out in force, meaning that we were able to get our hands on the Eee Pad Slider.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, LG Optimus Pad, Motorola XOOM, HP Touchpad and Acer's Iconia Tab A500 are just a few of the tablets on show at the Mobile World Congress expo in Barcelona.
Now, one of our colleagues over at the show supplied us with some close-up photos of an ASUS product, one that some may remember as Eee Pad Slider.
The device was first showcased back at CES 2011, in January, and is different form most other tablets through the fact that it has a physical keyboard that, as revealed by the name, can be accessed through a sliding mechanism.
At the heart of the device lies the NVIDIA Tegra 2 SoC (system-on-chip), while a 10-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels delivers the display and multi-touch capabilities.
The spec sheet exhibited alongside the slate mentions 512 MB of LPDDR2 (or 1 GB), as well as of eMMC Flash storage of 16 GB or 32 GB.
WiFi is, naturally, present, as is Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, GPS and 3G (though the latter is optional). Unlimited ASUS WebStorage is included in the offer (1 year).
In order to ensure that one can both film/snatch photos and perform video chat, ASUS threw in two webcams as well.
One of them is a 5 megapixel camera set on the back (it has autofocus), while the one on the front is of the 1.2 megapixel variety.
Other specifications include an USB port, a card reader, a G-sensor, light sensor, compass, gyroscope, the obligatory audio outputs, a docking port and a mini HDMI (for HD streaming to TVs or monitors).
All the above are kept operational by a 25Wh battery (which can last for up to 8 hours) and run the Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system.
The price was not given, but previous reports placed it between $500 and $800, meaning that it may be a bit tricky to attract customers.
Note: Fellow editors Cosmin Vasile and Alex Vochin are on the floor at the 2011 Mobile World Congress and are keeping us posted with pictures and live reports on the latest product previews and launches.
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