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Asus Eee Note release schedule announced.


Any company planning on entering a market that is thoroughly dominated by a single player must have a difficult task in differentiating its product from the market leader.

This is certainly the problem that Asus must have with its entry into the the tablet market.

The company chose to hit the problem head on by renaming its new product, a week ago, from Eee Tablet to Eee Note, a more accurate title going by the published specifications, that may have created its own niche market in the process.

Today, Akihabara is reporting that Asus have announced its release schedule for the newly named Eee Note.

Looking more like an ereader with a stylus, the eight inch tablet, sorry, electonic notepad with its monochrome display, wi-fi and microSD slot will go on sale first in Taiwan, later this week, for the equivalent of US$228 , followed by Hong Kong, Germany, Italy and Russia by the end of the year or early next year with the US and China sometime in the first quarter of 2011.

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Published December 1, 2010 — 06:15 UTC