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Asus is planning to have a Tegra 3 & Ice Cream Sandwich powered Transformer in the fall?

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Asus is planning to have a Tegra 3 & Ice Cream Sandwich powered Transformer in the fall?
Asus doesn’t appear to be backing down any time soon with their tablet offerings, especially when the Eee Pad Transformer is selling very well, but as we all know, they’re pushing ahead in their attempt at becoming the market leader in this competitive market.

We’ve already heard about the Windows 8 powered Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 coming down in the pipelines, but for those who are interested more with their Android lineup, we have some news regarding an upcoming new one. In fact, this new model of the Eee Pad Transformer appears to be the likely successor to the original one – mostly because it’s going to be featuring an NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset and Android Ice Cream Sandwich. This time around, the news about it comes from “sources” that originate with their supplier chain in Taiwan. In fact, they mention that Asus is actually making large orders for Tegra parts – thus, beating out Acer as being NVIDIA’s largest customer.

From the sound of it all, the sources say that this new Transformer will arrive sometime in the October or November time frame, which should be nice in time for the busy holiday season. Surprisingly enough, the source make the bold claim that Asus will be breaking even and won’t make a bit of profit with the new tablet, but rather, they’re aiming to make their profit margins with their useful notebook dock.

via Slashgear

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posted on 23 Jun 2011, 11:07 4

1. Synack (unregistered)

TEGRA 3 annndddddd Ice Cream Sandwich?!


posted on 23 Jun 2011, 13:07

2. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)

Kal-El or maybe even Wayne? Check.
64gb expandable microSDHC?
IPS with LED backlight.
MHL port
Looks like I might be going into the tablet market this year.

posted on 23 Jun 2011, 13:41 1

3. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 708; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)

I'm very impressed with the persistence of these guys. If they can make it 400 or maybe 500 you got me asus.

posted on 23 Jun 2011, 14:13

4. bossmt_2 (Posts: 454; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)

That would rule.

What would really rule though is a dual OS tablet, where it runs Windows 8 and Android. Android for basic functionality like internet, etc which should in theory run faster since less of the processor and ram are being used. Also for games etc. THen switch to the Windows to use Office, and access other PC functions.

Of course I'm probably dreaming.

posted on 23 Jun 2011, 19:01 1

5. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)

I love Asus. They could become the next (non douchey) Apple in terms of market share. I can't wait to see what the PadFone has in store for us.

posted on 23 Jun 2011, 20:27

6. TabletMan123 (unregistered)

I just got the first transformer and i think asus should have some kind of trade in program if you have a transformer already

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 23:02

7. OroO708 (Posts: 12; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)

would like transformer 2 to have microSDXC slot and upto 2TB with higher RAM

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