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” »

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” »

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” »