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Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 coming in October?

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 coming in October?
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer seems to be among the most successful Honeycomb tablets, luring consumers with its sub-$400 price tag. Riding the wave of its success, Asus chairman Jonney Shih said that the company is already working on an “impressive” sequel, possibly called the Asues Eee Pad Transformer 2. Shih gave no details about the screen, price or launch date of the device, but the latest leaks from the supply chain reported by Digitimes focus around a launch this October

The Transformer 2 is expected to ship with Nvidia's quad-core Kal-El chip powering the device, while on the software side speculations point to Android Ice Cream Sandwich running the show. Nvidia on its part has previously mentioned that its quad-core chip will be available in September.

Asus seems confident that it will announce new tablets even before the year ends: “We’re running so fast, we can’t wait until Consumer Electronics Show,” Shih added. We've already seen some of the company's ambitious projects like the Asus Padfone and the Asus Eee Slider, but it's the Transformer that fuels the company's tablet ambitions as it ships in more than 400,000 units monthly. The biggest hurdle for the company's hit keyboard dockable tablet is supply – Asus relied only on HannStar Display for the touch panels, which couldn't meet booming demand. Now, the company has added Wintek as the second touch panel provider for the tablet and targets 1 million shipped Transformers in the third quarter. 

source: DigiTimes, Forbes

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posted on 02 Aug 2011, 05:40

2. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2871; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Ice cream on a tablet? In October? I thought the next nexus would be first to run ice cream.

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 07:11

5. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ice cream is supposed to merge the two so that both phone and tablet run the same OS. Thats my take on it anyways.

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 05:45 1

3. chocolatebear76 (Posts: 121; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


All this modern technology are crazy especially android,one would spend about £500 on a tablet you can't use it up to 3years then it's get's outdated,who do they think consumers are"stupid" cos i'm not one of them,I've come to realise open source OS sucks from the consumer point of view.
While these company get's rich overnight,consumers are they one's the looser's here,think about it guys,that's one of the reason american economy is in deep mess now,like PM putin said recently,USA"they are like parasites off global economy",i totally agree.

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 06:54 2

4. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Really Mr. chocolatebear76? Really? Open source OS sucks from the consumer point of view?

You know what Windows 7 is? You know how much does it cost legally? A lot.

You know what Linux is? It's open source. You know how much does it cost legally? ZERO.

You know how much money I spend now maintaining my PC? Legally getting software? Legally installing programs? ZERO.

You sir, are an idiot. Clear as that.

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 10:27

7. chocolatebear76 (Posts: 121; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


Did you guys read and understand what i meant or you're just rushing to write cos you're upset?by the way,i do like android OS.
They only intergrate new feature's to a certain level as some low processor's can't handle some new feature,s/OS,hope you get my point

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 07:35 1

6. dmakun (Posts: 127; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)


Rapid technological development never hurts the consumer. You can choose to keep your money in your pocket and NOT upgrade. Besides developers altimately intergrate new tech with the relevant old devices. So either way its win win for the consumer.

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 14:29

8. DigitalMD2 (unregistered)


Humm last time I looked Asus was a Korean company, but I'm thinking of buying it and relocating it to the USA.

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 14:34

9. DigitalMD2 (unregistered)


I love IPhone POS more. Like apple because they lock the OS, screw the creative developers and force feed the sheep what they like, yum yum

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 00:17

10. biophone (Posts: 1884; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I want one of these but now i feel like they will be outdated in 2 months. God i don't think i will ever get a tablet just going to keep on waiting for transformer 3 and so on.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 05:53

11. Alfredo (unregistered)


Kal-El in October???? Mmmm...

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