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Asus to ship 1.8 million tablets in 2011, says Windows 8 will overtake iOS

By Jos · 9 replies
Nov 1, 2011
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  1. Asus chief executive Jerry Shen talked about his expectations for the tablet market ahead of the November 9 launch of the new Asus Transformer Prime. Speaking to DigiTimes, Shen said…

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  2. dotVezz

    dotVezz TS Booster Posts: 112

    Exciting! Jose, where did you get the information about the Transformer Prime being a Honeycomb tablet? As far as I've seen (Including the video that the image is from), we don't know what OS it will have. And you said that it's coming next month (December)? Once again, can we please have some references?
  3. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,674


    I know company Facebook posts are not always correct but it tells us that ICS will be an update shortly after the launch.
  4. Jos

    Jos TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 3,073   +97

    I meant this month (November), small lapsus.
  5. dotVezz

    dotVezz TS Booster Posts: 112

    Hmm, is this for Transformer or Transformer Prime? Either way, I'll be happy as long as I get ICS soon XD.

    Oh, cool! Thanks!
  6. Does anyone know if you buy the Asus Transformer Prime and it comes with Andriod, can you later upgrade the OS to be of Microsoft 8? I am new to the understanding of OS but I need Microsoft for the MS Office suite. I would like to go ahead and get the Prime when it is released so that I may use it for eReading on text books but if I can't transfer the OS type down the road to Microsoft 8 then I am not sure if it is worth buying it now. Any help would be appreciated!
  7. It will also be priced out of the market as has every other tablet before it. I'm loving my $99 HP Touchpad but I wouldn't pay more or much more for one. They all seem to want $500 or sacrifice a smaller screen which is useless too,
  8. Just use the web version of Microsoft Office.
  9. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,674

    It says "Unfortunately a date has not been determined but we can confirm that the Asus Eee pad Transformer, Eee pad transformer prime and Eee pad Slider are going to be updated."
  10. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    In short no, however chances are someone will figure it out it put up a guide, i would just google it after win8 comes out. Personally I would wait for the actual Win8 tablets, though that will be a while, Q3 2012 i think?

    FYI if you plan on creating documents from scratch on a tablet and it needs a great deal of formatting, i would strong advice against it, its more trouble then its worth, but if you want to make some minor adjustments here and there then its OK.

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