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