Monday Asus confirmed that its upcoming Eee Pad MeMO 3D tablet will feature a 7-inch, multi-touch 3D IPS screen that won't require special glasses to view 3D content. The device will come packed with Google's Android "Honeycomb" OS and an additional built-in capacitive stylus for note-taking in portrait mode.
"The Eee Pad MeMO 3D is designed to be an alternative take on the 10-inch tablet that is fast becoming a standard size," the company said in an official press release. "This portrait-oriented device uses a screen that can also be used more traditionally with all Android Honeycomb applications, should users choose to do so."
Various hands-on reports indicate that the tablet has a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm CPU and 1 GB of RAM under the hood along with 32 GB of internal storage, an HDMI-out port and a microUSB slot with hosting capabilities. There are also two cameras: a front-facing 1.3MP for video conferencing and a rear-facing 5MP. The screen's resolution is also a native 1280 x 800.
Reports also reveal that the MeMO 3D has the ability to share its 3G voice connection with a bundled Bluetooth-paired MeMIC headset (although it looks like a little smartphone). This external device can also stream music from the tablet while acting as a remote control in the process.
Right now there's no indication of when this tablet will be arriving here in the States (if at all), but it's speculated that it will retail somewhere between the typical $499 to $699 price range. It may even see a local release before Q4 2011 if we're lucky.