While the ASUS Transformer Prime will be the first Android tablet to feature the NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, it certainly won’t be the only, as reports surface that more quad-core tablets are heading our way.
It appears the Chinese manufacturer Lenovo plans to release a new 10.1-inch tablet by the end of the year. And in addition to NVIDIA’s Tegra 3, it has been said that the mystery slate will also run Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Though no official word has come from Lenovo yet, the tablet is rumored to feature 2GB 1,600 MHz DDR3 RAM, a standard USB input and a rear-facing camera. Other features include a “Special Fusion-Skin Body” and a fingerprint scanner that apparently doubles as an optical joystick. While no dimensions were leaked, by the looks of the picture, the 1.6GHz tablet will be much thinner than the IdeaPad K1.
Joining the ranks of Lenovo’s supposed tablet and the Transformer Prime, HTC plans on introducing a quad-core tablet at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next year. The show kicks off February 27, and according to HTC’s CEO Peter Chou, a Tegra 3-powered tablet will be on display. Perhaps the HTC will also debut its first quad-core phone, the Edge, in Spain as well.
While we will have to wait until February to get a glimpse of HTC’s latest slate, it looks like we will be getting a taste of Acer’s upcoming tablet at CES in January, and yes it will also have Tegra 3 under the hood. Dubbed the A510 slate, the Acer tablet will match the Transformer Prime in its major specs, with a 1280 x 800 screen resolution and an Android OS. Though the tablet has not been announced by Acer, a pair of User Agent Profile specifications posted on the manufacturer’s official site showed the tablet, which will also feature Bluetooth 2.0 and Wi-Fi. While no other details have been released at this time, we will be sure to keep you updated on this Acer tablet when it makes its CES debut.