Asus first unveiled its Eee Pad Slider back in January at CES in Vegas. It was initially expected to land a few months later, in April, but failed to materialise.
Then we were told to expect the Eee Pad Slider in August, alongside the 3G variant of the Eee Pad Transformer. Alas, a Facebook post from Asus tells us that the Slider’s release has slipped back yet again.
The post reads: “Eee Pad Slider will be coming to the UK this Autumn. We’ll confirm dates and pricing later in July.” Technically that could mean the tail end of September, but we won’t hold our breath.
No official reason has been given for the delay, though one rumour suggests a problem with the hinge. The keyboard slides out from behind the screen and can be angled for laptop-style typing.
There have also been suggestions of last-minute changes in the processing department.
What we do know is that the Asus Eee Pad Slider has a 10.1in display, 5MP rear camera and 1.3MP on the front, and will rock Android Honeycomb. It's shaping up quite nicely, but the always-attached keyboard makes it noticeably heavier than the Asus Eee Pad Transformer.