More details emerge as Asus orders 200-300k Tegra
Taiwanese sources have revealed that the previously speculated ASUS EP90 now has an expected March 2011 launch window. ASUS is said to have placed an order for up to three hundred thousand Tegra 2 dual-core ARM-based chips destined to power the forthcoming tablet. The device is also expected by Digitimes to ship with Windows Embedded Compact 7, which is optimized for use on tablet devices.
Windows Embedded 7 outed, gets Silverlight, more
At the SAE Convergence 2010 exhibition on Tuesday, Microsoft revealed the new Windows Embedded Automotive 7 is now available to its car and in-vehicle entertainment partners. The new software brings with it enhanced speech commands, touch input, a Bluetooth connection with phones and other devices as well as access to maps, music, navigation and third-party apps. Silverlight is now integrated, letting partners create 2D or 3D graphics on their desktops and have them quickly be deployed on the car platform.
ASUS launching 8.9-inch Eee Pad for enterprise?
ASUS is working on an EP90 tablet, likely meant for the enterprise market. The 8.9-inch, 1024x600 touchscreen tablet will reportedly have a 1GHz, dual-core Tegra CPU and be available in 16GB or 32GB versions, according to EeePC.it. The tablet should otherwise get Bluetooth 2.1, a GPS sensor, 0.3-megapixel camera and an HDMI output.