For a short while on Thursday, Best Buy listed Asus' upcoming Eee Pad Transformer on its website, saying that the tablet was "coming soon." Even better, Best Buy listed the price at a penny shy of $400, which many would consider a steal. Could this be the reason Best Buy pulled the listing, or will the Eee Pad Transformer really sell for less than a fist full of Benjamins?
We don't know, but we hope it really does debut at $400. In case you need a refresher, the Eee Pad Transformer is a 10.1-inch tablet built around Google's Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) platform, same as Motorola's much more expensive Xoom tablet. It also comes with an Nvidia Tegra 2 chip, 1GB of memory, 16GB of storage, an IPS display, Gorilla Glass, 1.2MP webcam, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and a pair of USB 2.0 ports.
If this thing does sell for $400, this could be the Android tablet you've been waiting for.