It's been a long time since I was excited about putting a stylus to a touchscreen, but ASUS' new Eee Pad MeMO might just have what it takes to win me over. For starters, it's running Honeycomb, has a dual-core Qualcomm 8260 CPU clocked at 1.2GHz, and features both a 1.2MP front-facing camera and a 5MP rear counterpart.

The specs are only half the story, though - the tablet will also come with Media Note, which is a glorified notes app, as well as Painter, a painting app where the included capacitive stylus could really come in handy.

The MeMO will also ship with phone functionality of some sort, and ASUS will be selling the MeMic, a stereo Bluetooth headset, to complement it.

The cherry on top is the price: the Eee Pad MeMO will cost merely $499, which is also what Apple currently charges for the lowest-end iPad. ASUS promises that the MeMO will launch sometime in June, which gives us plenty of time to pull out our styluses again and see if they're still capable of providing a useable experience!

via Engadget