The soon to be released and instantly popular ASUS Transformer Prime quad-core tablet has just hit the FCC, I’m getting excited just thinking about it. We’ve already seen it in the wild a few times and now its making a quick pit stop at the FCC before heading to the shelves — and our hands.

We were hoping to learn a few new juicy details from the filing bud sadly that isn’t the case although we know plenty already. The Transformer Prime tablet will be just 8.9mm thin while packing the extreme power of the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. Coming first with Android Honeycomb it will very quickly be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. First teased in a promo video by ASUS, then quickly followed with an official landing page to keep us all patiently waiting.

Most of the important details are hidden in secrecy in the filings, I was hoping to see some sort of HSPA+ or even LTE bands on board but they didn’t reveal anything of that nature sadly. First shown off by ASUS execs at AsiaD and said to be coming soon a recently leaked roadmap confirms the Transformer Prime will be officially announced November 9th. We should be seeing and hearing plenty about this awesome new flagship tablet from ASUS and NVIDIA in the coming days so be prepared for the power that is the Tegra 3, and stay tuned for more information.

Update: Thanks to wirelessgoodness we now have teardown pictures revealing the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, wireless capabilities and more all in the gallery below.

[via Engadget]

  • Steph Trahan

    First one was a great buy, so the new Prime will simply be amazing.

  • Kevin Taylor

    I have TF and it has been, great look forward to this one. I’ll buy Tegra 3 in a tablet that has big battery but not Smartphone.

    That flex cable looks scary and the gold foil is not encoraging to see though. I’ll still get one.

  • Ben Neill

    I’m slightly disappointed with the look of it though, I liked that brushed bronze finish. 

    Still looks to be the one to get, just hope they ship enough to Australia this time!

  • amazing piece of high tech engineering

    i am already competing for one on its (official forum), you can win this tablet there!

    they are asking only for a couple of posts.

  • JL


    I have a question. Usually when a device like this is announced, how long does it take to be available on the stores shelves?

    I ask because I’ll be in US next December and wanted to buy the Transformer Prime by then. Do you think it will be available?


    • Anonymous

      It’s supposed to be released on Nov 9th. I doubt it would be released past this November. If you mean NEXT december and not the coming december, you have plenty of time. Generally I’d guess it would be about 15-30 days.

      • JL

        Thx! I mean this next December, 2011. I ask because of launches like galaxy nexus, which was released last month and I think it is not available in any stores yet. Not sure. Most of these devices aren’t even released in Brazil, and when they are, they’re sold for like us$1000+.

        It will be the only chance I got to buy it with a fair price in the upcoming months.