Among the many Android Honeycomb tablets ASUS have been displaying at CeBIT this week is the Eee Pad Slider.
Seemingly a bog-standard Android tablet, a little lip on the edge of the slate lifts up to release a hinge, revealing a slide out QWERTY keyboard. Powered by a dual-core CPU, the 10.1 inch tablet can then be navigated via a combination of touch and keyboard commands.
While the added ease the keyboard gives to typing is undeniable (most impressive considering the device’s relatively svelte frame), the hinge on which the touchscreen then sits seemed a little suspect to us. It didn’t look particularly sturdy, and we’d fear that regular use of the sliding function could cause the mechanism to give way, but we’re happy for ASUS to prove us wrong on that count.
Check out our brief play with the slider in the hands on video above.