ASUS MeMO 370T Re-branded as the Nexus Tablet?

The ASUS MeMO 370T which was previewed at CES last January may no longer be released to the public despite the hype it got.

During the event, the device was showcased with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor alongside 1GB of RAM. It also sported dual cameras at its front and rear, the latter with 8 MP. It also supported full access to the Android Market as well as Google support.

Dubbed as the smaller version of the famous Prime, it had a plastic casing with a radial design, as opposed to the Prime’s brushed aluminum. The device was expected to be launched during the second quarter of the year at a selling price of $249.

Two months later, however, supply chain sources claim that the ASUS MeMO 370T will no longer be launched with those impressive specifications, which could effectively have competed with the likes of the pricey Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Nonetheless, all hope is not lost because the device might just be rebranded as the Nexus Tablet. The bad news is that the Nexus will not be having the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor and might have a cheaper casing as well.

The device will likely be previewed at CTIA this coming May.

via Android Community

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Written by: Björn A.

  • HoD

    It never had a FFC so grain of salt with this.

    I would much rather it KEEP the current specs and price point and not be the Nexus rather than take a dive in quality for an even cheaper price point with with the hacker eye catching “Nexus” name.

  • Jieonnet

    I am also so disappointing about the news.

  • Faithfullonens

     I was excited, the specs
    were fantastic, I couldn’t wait for it to be released! I passed on the
    Blackberry Playbook and opted to wait, even though I hate waiting. And now the
    waiting turns out to be for nothing, I will not buy the cheaper  watered down version.  If I wanted a kindle
    fire, I would have bought a Kindle Fire. I wanted quality and power for a cheap
    price and that is what the MeMo 370T promised.  I am very disappointed. I feel like a carrot has
    been dangled right in front of my eyes  and pulled out from between my fingers as I reached
    for it!    ….. Why would Asus drop the
    370T? Could they not product it for the price or was there pressure from Google
    to have a clear division between the cheaper tablets and the more powerful
    ones? It all makes me a little angry at Google, and to a lesser degree Asus.   I am
    not happy with either company right now, and certainly not eager to give them
    my business. The playbook just might be my tablet.