ASUS CEO Jonney Shih
has been speaking on the subject of the now finalized Pegatron spin-off
and delivered a couple of teasing tidbits of info about the company's future direction. Naturally, most interest will be piqued by the "killer product" he has said is coming in June, but Jonney also mentions his company's intent to be "another Apple" -- only with a focus on open source -- and he specifically points out ARM and Google as a preferred hardware / software combination, while obviously not ruling out Wintel offerings where the market demands it. Taken as a whole, his words mesh perfectly with what we've heard of the Eee Pad
so far, namely that it'll be powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 2
(which utilizes ARM CPUs), probably run Android, and arrive in early June
. We still don't know whether that sub-$500 price
will hold, but it's good to put a bit of CEO-level meat on those rumor bones anyway.