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Asus Transformer Prime to be announced on November 9th with quad-core goodness

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Asus Transformer Prime to be announced on November 9th with quad-core goodness
At the AsiaD conference in Hong Kong, Asus Chairman Johnny Shih sat down with All Things D's iconic Walt Mossberg and pulled out ouf his briefcase a tablet that he called the Asus Transformer Prime. The sequel to the very popular Asus Transformer will be introduced on November 9th, said Shih, and will be equipped with a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 under the hood.

The tablet has a detachable keyboard and is just 8.3mm thin. Shih told Mossberg that the goal is to launch the device in the first quarter of 2012. He also noted that the tablet will run the new Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS, which was designed for use in both phones and tablets. The other day, we told you that UK retailer LambdaTek had posted information about the tablet on its web site, showing a release date of November 7th. It seems information from the top at Asus would suggest otherwise.

source: AllThingsD

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posted on 20 Oct 2011, 02:25 3

1. GeekMovement (unregistered)

Awesome! Quad-core and ICS, very sleek and thin design as well, looks great.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 02:51 1

2. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)

Bye2 net books and soon laptops. . .

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 07:59 1

3. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

with all the super coolness of ICS features and a quad core.. that is pure win.

ICS kills the much need for the "pad phone" concept they had though... since you can just bump your phone together with your tablet and have them share whatever your doing. Of course the whole "slide the phone inside the tablet and make it an instant big screen" point is still pretty cool though.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 13:51

5. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)

the 'padphone' concept is cool, because most of the expensive hardware would only need to be in one device. the 'pad' part would really just be a touchscreen.

not sure how much that would save and if it would be worth all the effort it takes to develop it.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 11:01 2

4. Snapdude (Posts: 128; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)

want want want!

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 15:27 1

6. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

this is looking awesome. Asus arguably did the best honeycomb tablet so far, and this looks like it will continue the trend unless Samsung, Motorola, etc. wows up with their new offerings.

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