Asus Transformer Prime to bring its quad-core powers to Canada soon

Asus Transformer Prime, the world’s first quad-core tablet, should be released in the US next month, in December. But what about other markets? Well, the new tablet might make it to Canada before the end of the year as well.

Retailer Staples is currently listing the Transformer Prime as “coming soon”, and has a place for it between a number of already available tablets, like the original Asus Transformer, the Asus Slider, the Acer Iconia, and RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook.

Since it’s not uncommon for devices to be launched in the US and Canada at about the same time, there are chances for the Transformer Prime to be sold by Staples starting next month, too.

In the US, the 32GB Transformer Prime will cost $499, and the 64GB version should be $599. I assume the prices for the Canadian market will not be different. The Transformer Prime will feature a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, Android Honeycomb (or maybe Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich), a 10.1 inch display, 8MP rear camera with 1080p video recording, and a 1.2MP front-facing camera.

Via Mobile Syrup

Author: Florin

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  • http://radialabsfreetrial.com Radialabs

    Why not just get the unit and see how that works before buying all kinds
    of gadgets you prolly would never use. If you really like it and wish
    to expand then so be it.

  • Anonymous

    Actually if you check Tigerdirect.ca, they already have the 32GB model at 598. This might be the last straw for me on this thing. I can’t justify 700$ (without the keyboard).

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1614909&CatId=6957

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1614916&CatId=6957

  • Anonymous

    Actually if you check Tigerdirect.ca, they already have the 32GB model at 598. This might be the last straw for me on this thing. I can’t justify 700$ (without the keyboard).

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1614909&CatId=6957

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1614916&CatId=6957

  • Aryan

    dude the price is 499!!! in futureshop! and no tiger direct doesn’t have it you can “pre order” I think they made a mistake in terms or price listing or they are really stupid because Futureshop, BestBuy and Staples all have it for 499 for the 32GB pre order.

    I’m getting one too and it would be nice to have the keyboard with it but you can get the tablet first and the keyboard later. plus don’t t forget that you get 32GB storage space for 499! the ipad offers 16gb for that price also the biggest difference for me is that the tranformer prime supports USB flash and SD cards witch is huge advantage over any other tablet and it has a quad core. I never thought I would ever buy anything android but Asus just went so much ahead of everyone else. this is by far the best tablet out there.

  • Steve_r18

    I already got mine from amazon (pre-ordered) but ya I was shocked at Tigerdirect though..