We already knew from a while back that ASUS was working on a number of products to challenge tablet and e-book reader manufacturers. Many experts assumed that the main challenge would come from Eee Pad. While Eee Pad is an interesting alternative to Apple iPad, ASUS aims to take on e-book readers with Eee Tablet.
Eee Tablet is closer to traditional e-readers than devices such as iPad. It’s backlight-less screen offers 64 levels of grey. Not only one can use this device to read e-books, Eee Tablet can be used to take notes and draw things on the go. Eee Tablet offers 2450 dpi sensitivity, which is pretty impressive.
Eee Tablet is expected to offer 10 hours of battery and cost somewhere between $199 to $299. It’d be interesting to see whether Amazon’s recent partnership with ASUS applies to this device as well. With Amazon moving away from hardware and focusing on software, devices such as this one should interest it.
AsusTek is an innovative company and has plenty of fun devices on the market. It’s too early to say how successful this device can be. But the e-reader market is quite crowded, so I doubt ASUS can hold a big share in this market. Or could it?