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Asus Investor Document Confirms Transformer Prime “Launch” on November 9

Asus has already made it clear that an announcement for their new Transformer Prime is coming on November 9, but could that also be the launch date? According to their Q3 investor document, that is exactly what will happen. And not only do they plan to launch this device then, but Asus wants to take firm hold of the Android tablet market and likely start to crack into Apple’s by releasing two additional slates in Q1 of next year. Could that be the silly Padfone and a new Slider?

Quite a bit of “perfection” talk going on in that document. Asus must be feelin’ really good about their new line of tablets which likely has a lot to do with the inclusion of NVIDIA’s quad-core Kal-El processors.

Via:  NetbookNews, (PDF)

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  • Anonymous

    is it thin like a galaxy tab?

  • Anonymous

    is the keyboard backlit?

  • FortitudineVincimus

    I will have that by the end of the day on the 9th

  • http://twitter.com/Pollita_Droid Erica M.

    So is this officially the first tablet to be running ICS out of the box? Niiice :) 

  • Anonymous

    Im confused.  I thought that the galaxy nexus was going to be the first device to launch with ICS, and based on the info above it states that this is going to be launching on 11/9.  Do that mean that the Galaxy nexus will be available before that

    • David

      Hmmm.  Excellent point!

  • Anonymous

    Had the original Transformer but sold it in anticipation of the Prime. I loved the original, but just thought it needed more refinement. Android 3.2 was good and was an overall a great experience. But the hardware had its limitations, like struggling with some websites and streaming online videos. But I think that the new Kal-El processor will solve all of the issues I had with the original. It also looks much sexier this time around. I will be 1st in line (pre-order) for this beauty.

  • DroidVoid

    I am quickly running out of bills not to pay :-(

  • Anonymous

    Anyone else mad a tablet stole our phone’s name.

  • Stelv81

    Testers are saying that the period key sticks on the Padfone.

  • Djenks24

    So what’s wrong with the Padfone?  Can’t go wrong, 10″ tablet with ICS and a 4.65″ phone with LTE, all for 399.  Can’t say I wouldn’t consider it if the specs are right????  Comments???

    • Anonymous

      Where did you get the price from? I would think it would be a lot more expensive than that.

    • DroidVoid

      I was always thinking that that the Padphone would be a great idea and was waiting for it until it dawned on me.  If it has its own batter then fine.  If it works of the phones battery then that sucks.  I will get the Transformer Prime instead because originally I was thinking I like the thinness of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 but I like the slots and functionality of the Transformer 1…. Now I dont have to choose.

  • Tyler

    Who else thought Galaxy Nexus and got disappointed? Sorry…only looking for that right now! Saw Prime and Nov 9 and got excited. 

    • ShootAngelsFace77x

      No, I read it and reading brought me to the logical conclusion that this was about the Transformer Prime.  You should check out this show called Reading Rainbow.  You’d dig it.

      • David

        Unnecessary.

        • ShootAngelsFace77x

          Merely a suggestion, Mom. 

  • Anonymous

    EeePad Strategy: 
       –  Add more “E’s”
       –  Charge more

    • Anthony Etter

      your a dumb shit.

      • qrdaf

        And look who used the wrong “you’re”.

        • 1loudls

          ohhhhhhhhhh snap!  burnnnnnnn!

  • Anonymous

    cant wait to see what the price point is. 

  • Anonymous

    Can’t wait for this to drop the price of the first one so I can pick it up.  Since they confirmed ICS for it I think it’ll be a good option.  For me tablets aren’t where they need to be to put down the $500+.

    • Anonymous

      I still dont think it will be worth $500+. ICS is still no where’s near a full laptop OS. You can get a ASUS PC laptop for around $300-$400.

  • Dave

    This coming Holidays are going to be expensive but oh, so fun!

  • Odelldagreat

    Looks promising. I would definitely consider purchasing android tablet.

  • Interstellarmind

    padfone is the way to go

  • Guest

    November is going to be a hard month for the wallet…

    • Anonymous

      And all with Christmas right around the corner.  I guess a lot of us are going to be poor for the rest of 2011. 

      • Guest

        2012 too…

    • Raven

      Why? Just think how light it is going to be.

    • jbonics

      Man that’s cutting into my Vegas fund, anyone want to buy the OG TF for Christmas.

      • Anthony Etter

        id pay 150ish price

  • Anonymous

    Padfone…that would only get used once a month!?

    • Anonymous

      I see what you did there.

      • Anonymous

        : )

  • shdowman

    want..but do I really need….

  • Tferrell7368

    @Mctypething

    A rose by any other name…

  • Ryancooper143

    i smell x-mas present

  • http://smartic.us bryanl

    I’m going to buy this.

  • Mctypething

    Sorry, you’re not going to dominate the tablet market with a horrific name like the “EeePad”. Whoever is continuing that awful name is setting a great product back.

    • David

      Transformer Prime has a nice ring to it though.  

    • Anonymous

      I’m not sure that’s worse than than the Sprint names for Android phones that are full sentences.

      • Anonymous

        Whatever Sprint HTC Evo 4G Droid Galaxy Touchwiz Kryptonite Epic Touch II rolls off the tongue like butter.

        And I don’t even have to ask. You jealous, bro.

    • Anonymous

      I dont’ think Saying the EeePad Transformer or EeePad Prime is that bad. It’s spelling it that makes you feel silly

    • Anonymous

      u mad, bro?

      Seriously had to say it. Don’t judge me.

    • Daryl Johnston

      Apparently, Steve Jobs didn’t get that memo either, but, wait, his pad dominated the marketed.

      As far as the awesomeness of the device, the Transformer is what the iPad wants to be if/when it grows up! The keyboard dock is amazing. The look of shock & awe on my friends/colleagues faces when I un-dock the EeePad from the keyboard is priceless, and it never gets old! You can see the envy in their iPad-owning eyes every time I do it!

      Also, Asus is lightning-quick with updates, so I expect ICS on this device sooner than later.

      Transformer 1 is great. This is “primed” to be even better! (Sorry for the cheesy pun. Couldn’t pass it up.)

    • FortitudineVincimus

      tell that to the clowned “ipad”

  • David

    What a great name and a great looking tablet!

  • Aj

    I think this is going to be my tablet :)

    • David

      Same here.  Does anyone know how well the keyboard works with their previous version?  That could be a big selling point.  I liked how they had USB and SD card slots.   

      • Anonymous

        As far as I know the keyboard system is the same, and I believe it worked great on the first one, definitely It’s biggest selling point.

        • Anonymous

          Huge selling point. Otherwise I’d want the Galaxy Tab 10.1

      • http://profiles.google.com/j450n79 J450N M

        It worked well, when it worke. One of the biggest problem was the connection. Sometimes it read it and sometimes it didnt. For the most part it worked. But it was a bit tricky. Seeing it was the first run im assuiming that the Prime wont have as much issues it any when it comes to the keyboard dock; as its a big selling point and scored it high marks in blogged reviews.

      • Raven

        I love the keyboard on my Transformer I.  It lets me type real long emails without hunting and pecking on a touch screen, plus it also adds the SD slot so I can pop in my camera cards and view the pics without having to do a bunch of transferring, it also has 2 USB ports and most importantly, a 2nd battery.  So, all in all, a great addition that makes it far superior to any iFad.

  • David

    First (I think)!

    • Anonymous

      I think… NOT… It’s just the “Launch” aka Announcement… they arleady said that. They’ll still need time to do pre-orders. I think we’re taking what they arleady said and turning it into something they didn’t say at all.

      • Anonymous

        I think he was talking about first to post a comment there big guy.

        http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/first#.Tq7L8_TnPow

        • Anonymous

          OMG can I hijack the board and try to get my post at the top in peace? lmao . . . I was trying to be suttle.

          • ShootAngelsFace77x

            Is that like being subtle?

          • Anonymous

            what do you mean?

          • ShootAngelsFace77x

            I mean before you edited your post when it said “suttle.”  I wondered of those were the same.  Nice try though.