File this one away under gigantic rumor, but word in the component shipping world pegs Asus as preparing their first Kal-El (quad-core) Tegra 3 version of the Transformer for an October release. While our first reaction is to say that this seems highly unlikely, we do know that NVIDIA is expecting tablets with their new Tegra chip to start shipping some time around the end of the Summer. We’re only calling it “unlikely” because of the lack of internet buzz surrounding any manufacturer’s quad-core tablets.
It would make sense for Asus to rush to be the first, especially after seeing the success of their Tegra 2 Transformer which DigiTimes is calling the number one non-Apple tablet in the U.S. Why not capitalize on all of the buzz that has surrounded one of the hardest tablets on the market to find? Hell, even we struggled to find one to give away. OK, that’s an exaggeration, but it was the hottest of all of the tablets that we gave away.
To our Transformer readers out there – are you ready for what’s next? Is Asus now your tablet brand of choice?