Asus Eee Pad Transformer a Success, Successor Coming
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet is now officially a success in the tablet world, well apparently the non-Apple gear tablet world anyway, as apparently Asus has shipped in excess of 400,000 untis of the Android tablet in the first half of 2011.
According to the guys over at Phandroid word that the Asus Eee Pad Transformer is a success comes vi DigiTimes and also lets us know that Asus is currently working on a successor to the successful Android 3.1 Honeycomb device.
Word is the Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 will sport Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and the new NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core Kal-El processor, and apparently the new Android Transformer may just make it to market sometime in October.
The report also says that although the Asus Eee Pad Transformer has been a success for the company, the Android tablet isn’t making them that much profit as the device uses “above standard components” and price at $400 there is a very thin profit margin, but they get most of their profit from selling the keyboard dock.
So will the second generation Asus Eee Pad Transformer be as successful as the original device well we’ll have to wait and see, but Asus does plan on shipping 2 million Eee Pad Transformer units in 2011.