The folks at the FCC are at it again, having the time of their lives testing the latest and greatest devices so that you and I will be safe knowing that our devices won’t just overheat or blow up in our hands during use, not to mention making sure everything in the device or gizmo itself is compliant to the many rules and regulations set by the government for the good and general safety of everyone. The Asus Eee Pad Slider, also going by its model number SL101, has finally arrived at the FCC – which is a long time in coming, since the tablet was unveiled at CES earlier this year.

Originally slated (pardon the pun) for a May release, it seems that the launch was delayed to August this year – and with it arriving at the FCC already before July is over, Asus does seem set to honor the August date.

Details concerning the SL101 are still scant, but we do know that it has already picked up approval for both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. Special mention must be made for the lack of 3G capability though, but at least that saves you on having yet another data plan to juggle with in your monthly budget. No idea on pricing, but do you think a physical keyboard that slides out of a tablet will be a hit and a reference design to come?

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