Asus Eee Pad MeMo Ups the 7-inch Android Tablet Ante with 1.2-GHz Snapdragon, Pen Input

Bundled in a gaggle of other slate-tablet announcements, Asus shared with the world the Eee Pad MeMo today.

From the looks of the 7-inch device that is one part slate, one part note-taking device, and one part smart phone (gallery below), Asus is looking to fill a tablet niche other manufacturers have yet to explore. A few features give that away. For starters, there’s the included stylus that performs with the 1024 x 600-pixel capacitive display, and then handy built-in apps for taking hand-written and drawn notes or editing pictures.

There are also specs that push the envelope a bit farther than many other tablets we’ve seen. A 1.2-GHz Qualcomm 8260 CPU powers the Android 3.0 device. The MeMo also features a 1.2MP front camera, a 5MP back cam with LED Flash, and a sharp WSVGA display with in-plane switching technology a la the Apple iPad.

Asus bills the device as “the perfect blend of smart phone and tablet”, but, wait, can you picture holding a 7-inch slate to the side of your head? No? Good. Neither can we, and apparently Asus can’t either. That’s why the ┬áMeMO comes with something called MeMIC media phone extender, a Bluetooth attachment for making phone calls. According to company materials, the MeMO will fulfill other phone-gadget duties like sending and receiving SMS text messages, presumably over its advertised HSPA+ data connection.

Back on the media side of things, the MeMO will pack 1080p video playback via a mini-HDMI port, and it will offer a USB 2.0 port, and a microSD/SDHC card slot for holding video and music files (no word on size yet).

Stay tuned for hands-on impressions of this intriguing slate.

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