It’s strange to see the ASUS Eee Pad MeMO reaching the FCC, since this product was considered axed, in favour of the ASUS Nexus tablet… We’re dealing here with a 7 inch model that has the great aspiration of becoming the perfect replacement for a student’s notebook.

Shown at CES earlier this year as a prototype, the device reached the FCC now, with WiFi radios and all, but without any sign of cellular connection. Last I heard, this model was supposed to transform into the Google Nexus tablet, while adopting a $250 or less price tag. It could be that this model will be to the ASUS Nexus Tablet exactly what the HTC Desire was to the Nexus One, a close relative with very similar specs and quite similar design. Android 5.0 Jelly Bean should also find its way to this slate.

Rumors say that the price has even managed to go down, so the ASUS Eee Pad MeMO ME370T may sell at the incredible price of $149, making it the hottest Android gear of 2012, even better than the Amazon Kindle Fire last year. However, if this price does get through, it means that the Tegra 3 CPU has been swapped with a Qualcomm.