Asus is said to be preparing two slate PCs that it will reveal in the next few of months.
Speaking to Forbes on a recent trip to the U.S., Asus chairman, Jonney Shih, said his company is working on at least two tablets that it plans to unveil in the coming months. Similar to the HP's plans for two versions of its Slate, Asus is planning a Windows version of the device, as well as one with Android or Chrome.
Asus is credited for bringing about the netbook revolution with the launch of the Eee PC in October of 2007 but the focus on tablets doesn't mean the company will be abandoning netbooks. Shih says the tablets will be very media-centric, particularly the Google one, and insists there's room for tablets among the crowds of netbooks, smartphones and ereaders.
"Netbooks are the best combination of personal computing and cloud computing," Shih told Forbes. "But between netbooks and smartphones and e-readers, we think there will be a space for something like a tablet or slate PC."
Read the full report on Forbes.