If you’re sick of hearing about Apple’s iPad, perhaps a dose of Asus’ Eee Pad is in order. In a chat with TechRadar, Asus’ corporate vice president Eric Chen confirmed the tablet, and even revealed a few details about the device. According to Chen, the Eee Pad is still under development. It will be powered by an Arm processor and feature a 3G chip “so you are always connected to the Internet.” Chen also noted that there was a strong emphasis on the device’s user interface. “You look at the iPhone, for example. The reason the iPhone is so successful — and call quality is really not that good — is the UI function, I think, is just the best. So this is also the way we need to improve.” Chen didn’t validate rumors of the device carrying Nvidia’s Tegra 2, nor did he speak of its purported $500 price tag. Considering the Arm chip and talk of a custom UI, the Eee Pad will probably run Android — perhaps even Chrome OS — rather than Windows 7.
Sounds awesome, we all know ASUS can get this stuff right and its supposed to debut at $500 as well. Viable competition for the iPad