After the release of the highly anticipated and controversial Transformer Prime, Asus has confirmed that there will be at least four new tablets coming in 2012, and many, if not all, of those may be previewed come the start of this coming week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com teams will be present at the industry trade event to cover the news in full, but here’s what we do know so far.
1. Transformer Prime 3G: Yes, the Transformer Prime will be coming in a 3G variant, and good new for those who intend to use their tablets for navigation is that the slate will come with a more powerfully equipped GPS. The original Transformer Prime suffered from poor GPS reception due to the metal unibody aluminum enclosure, so hopefully Asus will tweak the design of the tablet on the 3G version to not only allow for better GPS reception, but also better mobile broadband reception. Apple utilizes a small plastic strip on its 3G-capable iPad tablets to enhance reception as a design compromise. The 3G model is slated to be coming in March.
2. A 7-inch model of the Android tablet will be coming to CES, and that model could be the Asus Eee Pad MeMo.
3. Windows tablet with ARM CPU: We’re hearing that Asus will also be releasing a Windows slate with an ARM processor. The company has in the past released Windows tablets so this isn’t surprising. Asus has also in the past confirmed that the Transformer form factor will be adopted for Windows tablet, so we can potentially see a Transformer Prime with quad-core CPU being powered by Windows.
4. A higher-resolution Android tablet: With Acer inching ahead with a 1080p HD capable display on its Iconia Tab A700 tablet, Asus is feeling the heat and the company says we should expect to see a 10-inch tablet with a higher resolution screen. Will this be a higher resolution Transformer Prime or another model is still unclear.
Stay tuned to GottaBeMobile as we’ll be out in CES to cover these hot announcements.
Via: Netbook News
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