ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime

ASUS roadmap outed: Transformer Prime 3G incoming; Win8 tab this year

ASUS roadmap outed: Transformer Prime 3G incoming; Win8 tab this year

ASUS has confirmed that there will a 3G-equipped version of the Eee Pad Transformer Prime in March, with the company also saying it plans to launch an ARM-based Windows 8 slate by the end of the year. The much-anticipated tablets were confirmed in a pre-CES briefing attended by NetbookNews, though there's still room for some surprises next week: ASUS says it has two new models for the show, along with a further two tablets pencilled in for the latter half of 2012.

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ASUS Transformer Prime official bootloader statements confuse further

ASUS Transformer Prime official bootloader statements confuse further

Confusion around ASUS' locked Transformer Prime bootloader continues, with the company's US arm promising an official statement imminently while the firm's Italian team suggests users should simply accept the lock-down as it assures security and stability. Both turned to Facebook to answer increasingly vocal criticism of the encrypted bootloader  - including at least one online petition - though the message to modders is yet to be consistent.

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ASUS expects to ship 3-6 million tablets in 2012

ASUS expects to ship 3-6 million tablets in 2012

Despite reported WiFi signal problems with the ASUS Transformer Prime tablet, ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih is optimistic about his company's tablet shipments for next year. He expects that ASUS will ship three to six million tablets in 2012, a major boost up from the estimated 1.8 million units in 2011.

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ASUS: ICS for Transformer Prime due Jan 2012

ASUS: ICS for Transformer Prime due Jan 2012

ASUS has announced that Italian would-be buyers of the Eee Pad Transformer Prime will have to wait until the end of January 2012 before they can pick up the Tegra 3 tablet; however, it will likely be released running Ice Cream Sandwich as standard. The OS news lends further weight to the rumors that ASUS will have the Android 4.0 upgrade ready next month, with previous comments from the company only outlining a vague Q1 2012 window for its release.

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ASUS Transformer Prime hands-on with games Bladeslinger, Glowball, Chidori

ASUS Transformer Prime hands-on with games Bladeslinger, Glowball, Chidori

What you're about to witness is a set of three hands-on videos of a few games that were included on the ASUS Transformer Prime Android tablet when it came to your humble narrator's doorstep last week for review. While none of these three games will be on your tablet when you first pull it out of the box later this month, you'll be able to purchase them eventually, be it the moment you hit the Android Market or sometime early next year when the game is finished. First we've got a platform demo by Chidori in a fighting game, then the already classic Glowball real-time generated 3D environment game, and Bladeslinger - 3rd person battle in the old west with monsters galore.

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ASUS Transformer Prime TransSleeve gets video demo

ASUS Transformer Prime TransSleeve gets video demo

ASUS has begun teasing some of the official accessories for its Eee Pad Transformer Prime, with one of the most interesting, the folding Transformer Prime Sleeve, getting a new video demo. Intended to both protect the touchscreen of the Tegra 3 slate, as well as allow it to be propped up for easier multimedia consumption or typing, ASUS' system differs from Apple's Smart Cover design with some more complex folds.

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