Asus launched this morning in Taiwan the first quad-core Eee Pad Transformer Prime Android tablet, which is seen as a growth power engine for its tablet sales next year.
Asustek Computer Inc expects to ship around 4 million tablets in 2012, about double the amount of unites (1.8 million) forecasted in 2011 , according to dealers. Jerry Shen CEO of Asustek predicted at an investor conference on October 31 that the Transformer Prime will account for 15% ( percent), or between 200,000 and 300,000 units, of the company’s total tablet sales this year.
The world’s first Android tablet sporting a quad-core Tegra3 processor from NVIDIA, which enables 1080p Full HD video recording capability with the 8MP camera and up to 18 hours of video playback
The 10.1-inch model, which is upgradeable to the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, will hit the shelves in Taiwan on December 3rd at a price ranging between NT$17,900 (US$594) and NT$20,900, or between NT$20,900 and NT$23,900 for the detachable keyboard dock model.
Did you guys notice the Asus girl presenting Transformer Prime with a big smile and a personalized Ice Cream Sandwhich in her hand? Do you plan to get this quad-core Android tablet? Please leave your comments down below.