At AsiaD conference held in Hong Kong, ASUS head honcho Jonney Shih officially announced the release of next generation of NVIDIA Tegra “Kal-El” (Superman) quad-core SoC Tablet PC, officially named Transformer Prime. And like its predecessor Eee Pad Transformer, Transformer Prime also has a functionality of dock extension (Dock Station), which is used for external keyboard.
Overall design, the style of ASUS Transformer Prime is very similar with their own Zenbook UX series ultra-pole, except the use of “Kal-El” SoC. It also has mini-HDMI port, 10.1-inch IPS touch screen and the whole thickness is about 8.3mm.
The official unveil for the new Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet isn’t expected to happen until November 9th, but the OS the Android tablet will launch with has all but been confirmed by Asus Germany. In a Facebook photos update the Asus Germany staff have revealed that the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime will be Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgradable, that clarification means the Prime tablet will launch with Android 3.x Honeycomb.