It’s nice to be a member of Tablet-News.com these days, since we’re one of the few sites in the world to have received an ASUS Eee Pad Slider unit to play with. Courtesy of ASUS Romania, we can have fun with the device seen here and its nifty sliding keyboard.

The whole sliding part reminds me of a bigger Nokia E7 to be honest, not that this is a bad thing. What I noticed from the start is the fact that the box of the tablet is GIGANTIC and the tablet is big as well and rather thick and heavy. My hand hurt even during the 2 minutes of the unboxing, as the device weighs a bit too much for my liking.

Inside the box you’ll find the USB cable, charger, adapter for charger plus manual (I seem to have misplaced mine). We’ll be back with a received of this Honeycomb 3.1 tablet, but for now we’ll leave you with this: it’s a huge device, but it’s got promise. Will it sell as good as the Transformer? We’ll seeā€¦