UK misses out on ASUS Tegra 3, ICS tablet goodness

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ASUS, the Taiwanese based consumer electronics manufacturer has been one of the stars of CES this year as their products are packing some of the most impressive hardware on the market today. In a recent article we brought you news that the company is contemplating the release of an updated version of the Transformer Prime tablet soon, despite the device being launched not so long ago.

We also brought you news of another tablet from the company, the Eee Pad MeMO ME370T and how it gained CNET’s vote for best tablet of CES 2012. They have been headlining with news of this new 7” tablet that they are planning to ship soon, which will be packing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and an impressive quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor all for just $249.

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That brings us to today’s news which many off our readers will find disappointing as unfortunately ASUS has announced they will not be shipping the tablet in the UK due to a lack of user base for their products at this moment in time. Instead, as a consolation it seems, the British market is set to be receiving the ASUS Padfone, which is a tablet/smartphone hybrid. A formal announcement is expected to be made next month at the upcoming Mobile World Congress.

Some of the other goodness that the Brits are set to miss out on from the Eee Pad MeMO ME370T includes a 1280 x 800 resolution on its IPS screen, a microSD card storage option, microUSB port, a rear-facing 8 megapixel camera and 1GB RAM. The Padfone meanwhile is a two part device that combines an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone with a 10” tablet. Check out the article at the Inquirer for more details on both devices.

Are you disappointed to hear that the UK will be missing out on this ASUS tablet?