Source Code and User Manual for Transformer Prime

Well the news is coming in thick and fast now! The US product page for the Transformer Prime went live just a few days ago, and we just announced yesterday that the device is available for pre-order. Now Asus have released the official source code and user manual for the new tablet – before any physical devices have even hit the shelves!

ASUS Website

You can grab the official source from the ASUS Download Site. It’s pretty small – just the kernel modifications that have been made to suit the TF201 hardware. This will make it easy for third party ROM developers like CyanogenMod to make a compatible firmware release. Continue reading “Source Code and User Manual for Transformer Prime” »

ASUS Transformer Prime: Available Now At Amazon, Best Buy

There’s no need to wait any longer. The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime is now available to pre-order from several online retailers in the USA and Canada. No word yet on the shipping date, but expect some time in early December.

ASUS Transformer Prime

ASUS currently lists 7 stores on their tablet mini-site. We’ve also compiled a list of all the places you can buy the Transformer Prime, and they’ll be available & regularly updated at our pricing page. Continue reading “ASUS Transformer Prime: Available Now At Amazon, Best Buy” »

Transformer Prime: Official Website Live

You’re officially allowed to get excited now. :-) ASUS has put the full Tranformer Prime website live, with features, photos & full specifications for the device.

ASUS Website Screenshot

This mini-site has got all the info you could possibly want about Asus’ new tablet. Continue reading “Transformer Prime: Official Website Live” »

Magnetic Cover for Eee Pad Transformer Inspired by Origami

Eeepc.it have discovered an awesome new cover for the Transformer Prime. This slick piece of work actually folds into various shapes, so you can stand the tablet in portrait or landscape mode, in a variety of different angles.

It’s available from Amazon.de for EUR 39.99 right now. We’re not sure exactly when it will ship (hopefully around the same date as the Transformer itself). This cover’s well worth considering, along with the optional keyboard dock to jazz up your purchase. One thing’s for sure – your EeePad Transformer Prime with this foldable Origami Cover will inspire envious glances from your friends and colleagues for months to come :-)

EeePad Transformer Prime Smart Cover

[Via Android Police]

ASUS Transformer Prime – Official Launch

ASUS has officially unveiled the Eee Pad Transformer Prime. This is the world’s first quad-core Tegra 3 device, and is every bit as impressive as you’d hoped. The official specifications are now revealed – boasting an even better battery life than we’d previously reported.

Specifications:

  • 10.1-inch SuperIPS + display with Gorilla Glass
  • 1280×800 screen resolution
  • 1.3GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 Processor with 12-core GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 32GB or 64GB internal storage with microSD card slot
  • microHDMI port
  • 8MP F2.4 rear shooter with continuous flash for video recording, 1.2MP front camera
  • 8.33mm thin
  • 586g (1.29 lbs.)
  • 12 hour battery life playing 720p video, 18 hours with keyboard dock
  • Metallic spun finish
  • Two available colors: Amethyst Gray and Champagne Gold (show below, respectively)
  • Android 3.2 – will be updated to Android 4.0 as soon as possible after release

Yes, that’s Gorilla Glass you see there. For those of you who aren’t aware, Gorilla Glass is the gold standard in toughened glass, and has been used by most high end Android handsets lately (including the Samsung Galaxy S2). It’s practically impossible to break, and highly resistant to scratches. Asus has also coated the screen in a special hydro-oleophobic (fingerprint resistant) coating, which should prevent smudges or greasy marks inhibiting the viewing experience. Continue reading “ASUS Transformer Prime – Official Launch” »

Transformer Prime Arrives at the FCC, Model Number Confirmed

ASUS Transformer PrimeWith the launch date of November 9th rapidly approaching, the Asus Transformer Prime has been submitted to the FCC for review. Most of the details are hidden behind confidentiality agreements, but we have been able to confirm some details from the publicly visible documents.

According to the RF Test Report, the model number for the Transformer Prime will be “TF201″. The old Eee Pad Transformer was “TF101″, so this seems reasonable. No word yet on whether there will be different model numbers for international regions.

The FCC documents also confirm the presence of WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities. Of course, that’s to be expected on any Android device these days, so nothing surprising here. We’ve already heard some official specifications from the teaser at AsiaD, including the presence of mini-HDMI, SD Card Slot, 14.5 hour battery life, & Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”. Continue reading “Transformer Prime Arrives at the FCC, Model Number Confirmed” »