ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime Visits The FCC

ASUS is following up its successful Eee Pad Transformer tablet with the Eee Pad Transformer Prime, which is rumored to launch a week from now on November 9. Further supporting that schedule are documents for the tablet turning up at the FCC today, indicating that the slate is approved and indeed on its way for an imminent launch. And this time, it's sporting a much sleeker look, measuring only 8.3mm thin, consistent with the company's Ultrabook design.

Like its predecessor, the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer will sport a 10-inch display and tout the ability to transform into a notebook with the addition of a keyboard dock that also acts as a battery extender. Although details on its exact specs are not confirmed yet, ASUS chairmen Jonney Shih did show off the tablet back at the AsiaD conference last month, confirming that it would pack a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor.

The slate is also expected to either ship with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS or to get the upgrade soon after it's released. Shih did not confirm either way but did insist that ASUS tablets will all be running the latest Android version before the end of the year.

UPDATE: it appears that WirelessGoodness has located a few teardown photos as well – check them all out in the gallery below: