Asus said to launch the Eee Pad Silder EP102 and the Eee Pad EP71 in May-July time frame.
Asus has already two tablets on the market the company unveiled at the CES 2011 earlier this year. The Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101-A1 and the Asus Eee Slate EP121 are on sale on Amazon. Digitimes reports today that Asus will add the Eee Pad Silder EP102 and the Eee Pad EP71 in May-July time frame. The 10-inch Asus Eee Pad EP102 will be powered by an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and the 7-inch Asus Eee Pad EP71 will use a Qualcomm CPU.
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Asus apparently believes the more variety they offer the better. This strategy might actually work for Asus. While Nokia is still at the drawing board to figure out a "unique" tablet, Asus is just releasing different ones on the market and see what sticks. Asus CEO Jerry Shen said that the company plans to ship 2 million tablets in 2011. Asus has the advantage of beeing small enough to not have fight Apple for tablet dominance. For that fight they would need the complete eco-system that Apple has. In my opinion only Amazon has what it takes to tackle the iPad.