Shortages of ASUS' Eee Pad Transformer are apparently down to the tablet being a victim of its own success, according to the company's Taiwan spokesperson, not component shortages or anything else. Despite reports that ASUS could only build 10,000 Transformers per month because Apple had snapped up all the available display supplies, David Chang told Netbook News that in fact it was simply down to ASUS not expecting as many buyers as they've had.
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Android tablet launched late last month with tight supplies. Most of the tablets sold out quickly in the US at the various retailers who sold the Transformer leaving many shoppers empty handed and wondering why Asus didn’t just make more. The launch prioritized Europe over the US, but the supply wasn’t what Asus wanted to have in Europe either. A source has told Netbooknews why the tablet is in such short supply.
Also demoed today at the press conference was the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer. Bringing an ultra-versitile option to tablet fans the Transformer will provide both a tablet and notebook experience for the user.
This afternoon the folks at the IDC released quarterly worldwide shipment numbers for tablets, suggesting as they did so that a slump in the market this quarter may be due to Apple's lack of a new iPad. And we got to thinking: it's easy to relate the growth of the tablet industry over the past several years to the iPad - but what can we see if we pinpoint the releases of individual tablets from each of the other top two tablet-making companies to their quarters? Is it the iPad that's driving this growth, or the release of excellent tablet packages by non-Apple companies?
This morning the folks at ASUS have sent out a blast on what they'll be doing as far as Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for their full range of Google mobile OS toting tablets. This update includes confirmation that the ASUS Transformer Pad, ASUS Transformer Pad Prime and ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity will all be getting the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update in the coming months. And this may only be the beginning!
ASUS has confirmed pricing and availability for its latest dockable Android tablet, the Eee Pad Transformer Infinity TF700, set to sit at the top of the range come July. Announced back at Mobile World Congress, the Infinity TF700 will kick off at $499 for the 32GB model when it drops in the week of July 16, though that won't get you the docking keyboard slice with its integrated battery.
ASUS has released the latest element of its ASUS@vibe system, putting Android apps on its Windows PCs, notebooks and all-in-ones. The new functionality is based on Bluestacks and, according to the company's announcement earlier this month, is headed to new PCs as a preload from September. However, those existing ASUS owners who want to jump the gun can download now.
This week we got a look at the next generation in the Snapseed mobile photo editing and modification application, here on Android with the ASUS Transformer Prime first and foremost! This application has been live on iOS for some time now, and has found significant success in all things photo editing in the touch-heavy world of smart devices. Now it's time for the application to take full advantage of the power of the quad-core processor the Transformer Prime works with, that being the Tegra 3 from NVIDIA!
It was only last month that details leaked out of ASUS’ new Zenbooks, sporting Ivy Bridge processors as well as 1080p IPS screen options. The cat is seemingly out of the bag, as Engadget Chinese has managed to hunt down the new models. ASUS’ name for the new models is the Zenbook Prime (sound familiar?), and will include the 11.6.-inch UX21A and 13.3-inch UX31A.