Asus is set to launch the second generation Transformer tablet, a website has reported.
The Asustek chief executive officer, Jerry Shen, told the website that the company currently has no intention to cut the price of its first-generation Eee Pad Transformer and is set to launch its second-generation model on schedule with a price point at US$499.
On the contrary, Research In Motion and HTC have decided to reduce the price of their tablets to stay competitive in the market.
The Asus Transformer 2 tablet will be launched by the end of this year. Asustek has already shipped about one million tablet PCs in the first nine months after launch of the product. By these figures, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer can be considered as one of best selling Android tablets and no wonder Asus is working overtime to come out with a sequel to it.
There have been rumours earlier that the device will sport Nvidia Kal El processor, named Tegra 3, which will have five cores. Kal El has taken very long time to come and Nvidia is expected to make sure it runs on tablets well in time before the holiday season.
The Transformer 2 is likely to have the same form factor as the earlier tablet from Asus had and it can be safely assumed it will be a 10 inch tablet too. The earlier Asus Eee Pad Transformer is also selling at an attractive price of $399 (Rs 19,700) though the price goes up with the keyboard add on.