Netbook trailblazer Asus is apparently planning to officially reveal its own tablet in early June at the Computex trade show in Taipei. According to DigiTimes, the actual launch will come sometime in the third quarter, “which sources from component makers revealed will be late July.”
The tablet will supposedly run Android and feature NVIDIA’s Tegra chipset, USB input, a webcam, and support for Adobe Flash. Unlike Apple, Asus has to consider the impact that the tablet will have on its own line of netbooks. The company estimates that it will “reduce overall netbook demand by 10-20%,” according to DigiTimes.
It’s believed that pricing will range between $15,000 and $16,000 in New Taiwan dollars, which is equivalent to between $479 and $510 in the US.