ASUS says EeePad Transformer beats all tablets in June, besides iPad

By on June 10, 2011 at 10:54 AM.

ASUS says EeePad Transformer beats all tablets in June, besides iPad

According to Taiwan Economic News, ASUS’ CEO Jerry Shen said that the company is poised to ship 300,000 units of its EeePad Transformer Android tablet this month. Those shipment figures, Shen argues, will exceed shipments of all other tablets, besides Apple’s iPad. ASUS took the wraps off of the EeePad Transformer in March, and it allows users to plug the tablet into an optional keyboard for a laptop or netbook-style experience. The device was hard to find in the United States initially, and the company ramped up production of the tablet in May. Shen also noted that his ASUS shipped 400,000 units in April and May. More →

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ASUS CEO talks up 3D tablet, Android and MeeGo netbooks, Windows Phone

By on March 4, 2011 at 2:26 PM.

ASUS CEO talks up 3D tablet, Android and MeeGo netbooks, Windows Phone

ASUS is on a mission to become a tablet-toting, force to be reckoned with and it looks like that mission could begin to yield some pretty nifty tablets moving forward. And while ASUS’ aim is to become the world’s No.2 tablet vendor by next year, it sounds like ASUS will continue to cook up some interesting products in other categories as well. Netbooks don’t get as much coverage these days, but the category is still a pretty big money maker for companies like ASUS. According to ASUS CEO Jerry Shen who spoke to reporters at CeBIT, we can look forward to both Android and MeeGo netbooks from the company in the near future. Shen also says ASUS is working on a Windows Phone that will launch next year. Moving back to tablets, Shen talked up 3D displays, quad-core processors and SSD drives when discussing the company’s roadmap, though he didn’t get into any specifics. The just announced Apple iPad 2 gave competitors plenty of room to shine in 2011, though it could be almost impossible for any single vendor to make any real headway with imminent floods about to drown us all. What definitely won’t help is a lot of talk with no products to back it up, so we’re hoping ASUS has some intriguing devices in hand next time executives talk tablets. More →

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