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

Jos

TS Evangelist
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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dotVezz

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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?
 

princeton

TS Addict
dotvezz said:
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?
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=208623352540027&set=a.130631823672514.22426.127204164015280&type=1

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

dotVezz

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G

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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!
 
G

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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,
 

princeton

TS Addict
dotvezz said:
Hmm, is this for Transformer or Transformer Prime? Either way, I'll be happy as long as I get ICS soon XD.
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."
 

aj_the_kidd

TS Rookie
Guest said:
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!
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.