Asus Reveals Official North American Release Date of Transformer Prime: December 19th

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    Cutting though all the speculation and getting right to the heart of the matter, Asus has released a cool video of their new Transformer Prime quad-core Android tablet, along with an official release date of December 19th in North America. There is no word on European and Asia markets, but they are expected to make announcements soon. As just as a quick reminder, here are the specs on this ultra-high-end device:
    • NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-Core Processor
    • 1GB RAM
    • 32GB or 64GB Internal Storage ($499 & $599 pricing respectively)
    • 8MP Rear Camera with 1.2MP Up Front
    • 10.1" LED Backlit IPS+ display at 1280x800
    • Android 3.2 to be Updated to 4.0 ASAP
    • MicroSD Slot
    • Micro HDMI
    Now, that Asus has shared their official release date, it begs the questions, why can't all manufacturers and carriers follow their example? Asus seems to be very good at giving people a heads-up when they plan to launch something. Everyone else should take notice.

    Source: TransformerForums via AndroidPolice
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    For some reason i really want one but then again i feel like i'd never use it ha i can't decide to get it or not
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    I'd love to get my hands on one of these but I don't want to pay for it :wink-b: It's coming out a few days before my birthday maybe DF would be nice enough to send me one for my birthday! :big smile:
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    Yea exactly and if df sends me one too we'll see if we can add one more rom than it has cores :) lol

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    Hey look at that, Asus knows how to announce a release date, wish some other OEM's would take notice.
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    good 8 days before bday i will own
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    where can you pre order 64 gig model .. 32 gig anywhere almost but no 64 :(
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    Do these things 'talk' to USB HD's? You know the small portable ones?
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    Thinkin about getting one of these. Might wait a few months though and wait for the price go down a bit.
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    I want a Red Ryder bb gun with a compass and ASUS Transformer Prime
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    I wish they could make a Dock (Keyboard) that has the ability to play DVD's, Blue Ray, and CD's as well as computer games. They could put memory, a video card, and more in the Dock (Keyboard) so it could process this without taking space on the tablet and the Tablet could just be used as a Screen for this things. Wouldn't that take care of the difference why laptops may be batter??
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    At some point, you arent going to need dvd, blue ray and cds.. heck almost there now... it will all be digitized and the keyboard on the screen. or, just talk to it and tell it what to do.

    But this things a beat.. my wife rocked it out for me.. BDay and Christmas combo.. pre ordered and ready to go. Now I can be "that guy" out in public who looks cool...lol Actually, I just want to play angry birds on a bigger screen..lol OK really, its a good tool for my work.. drivers can check in and out, i can see where they are on a map, route them to new stops, get signed receipts on the fly.. etc etc.. the list goes on and on.. it will be nice to have.

    My dad always hated the fact that he would die before technology really took off. Maybe I live long enough to tell him about it when we meet again.
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    Hrm... Looks like I know which tablet I'll be getting if I ever can afford one! :D
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    I want this on day one. Getting the dock too
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    If this is anything like going from a single core Droid to a dual core as far as snappiness is concerned, I'm sold, out with the GTab10.1, in with the Transformer! Sooo tired of the GTab's laggy/choppyness.
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    This should make the previous Transformer go down in price. Which would be great! Since you supposedly don't need quad core.
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    Wow, I want it! And really, this may replace my laptop for me.
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    Has anyone ever preordered anything from Best Buy? I want to preorder this, but only if I can get it on release day. If not I'll just try my luck at the store. I know with verizon phones if you preorder you may not get it on the day of release.
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    Anyone know how much the keyboard dock is?
    Or does it come with one? #dreaming

    Swyped and sent through the interwebz directly to you from somewhere and some device that doesn't concern you!
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    I believe its $149

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