Asus Transformer Prime caught on video running Android 4.0 ICS, pre-orders and official page go live

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime is set to arrive in stores in December. This will be the sequel to the original Transformer, and the Prime will be the first quad-core tablet on the market, being powered by Nvidia’s Kal-El Tegra 3 processor.

As such, it’s quite understandable that people are anxious to get their hands on this device. And starting today, that just became easier since the Transformer Prime is now up for pre-order at Amazon in the USA. Two versions are available, one with 32 GB of built-in storage, and another with double that internal space. The prices are, just as expected, $499.99 and $599.99, respectively. Oddly there’s no 16 GB option listed, so conceivably if that ever arrives, it may be even cheaper.

So if you want to be among the first people in the US to get your hands on a brand new Transformer Prime tablet, head over to Amazon now to pre-order yours.

That’s not all the Transformer Prime news for today though. Asus has finally published an official page for the new tablet at its website. As you’d expect, the page goes through the device’s main selling points, and also neatly presents you with the full list of its tech specs. Overall pretty informative, we have to say.

Last, but definitely not least in Transformer Prime news for the day, Nvidia decided it just couldn’t wait any longer and showcased a little bit of Ice Cream Sandwich running on the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime. That’s right, the newest version of Android is seen doing its thing on Asus’ newest tablet.

Of course, the manufacturer has already confirmed that the Prime will be updated to ICS, but it’s nice to get a taste of what it will look like. After all, this is amazingly the first time we’ve ever seen ICS running on a tablet, even if the new version of the OS was unveiled by Google a few weeks ago.

Seems pretty smooth to us. Now for prospective Transformer Prime owners there’s some waiting still left to do until the tablet hits the streets, and then unfortunately some more waiting for the ICS update to arrive. Still, that shouldn’t take too long, especially considering Asus’ excellent track record with regard to Honeycomb updates for its original Transformer tablet (which has been faster than that provided by most, if not all other Android tablet makers).

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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