Sunday, October 23, 2011
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime to debut on November 9 2011AD - Nvidia Kal-El invites Apple iPad to Game On
You cannot chose our battlefield
The Gods do that for you,
But you can plant a standard
Where a standard never flew
Nathalia Crane, The Colors
Asus debut of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer was well documented in my blog article entitled “Asus Transformer vs Apple iPad 2 - X-Men First Class for Ludacris' Numba' One Spot”. Since the publication went live, this above article has not seen a dip in it top billing on my blog. Why I have not a clue, as I did not “pimp” this article any more than I have done any other posts on my little corner of the Internet.
So I am pleased to announce, with some trepidation that Asus, the little Taiwanese company that could, has decided to up the ante and go with Nvidia’s Quad-Core Processor, codenamed “Kal-el” as described in my Geezam blog article entitled “Nvidia and the Quad-Core Kal-El CPU – Android leaves A5 Dual-Core Processor in the Dust” for their next Gaming engine.
Yes, folks, Apple is truly in trouble. And no it’s not a statistician’s mistake as opined by the obviously piqued GigaOM Editor Kevin C. Tofel in the article “1 in 4 Tablets from last quarter run on Android? Hmmm…...” published October 21, 2011, 7:23am PT By Kevin C. Tofel, GigaOM.
Probably he needs to associate with some Google Android peeps (they don’t like the name fanboys!!)!!!
Apple WAS in trouble since the frightening statistics published on my blog article entitled “Android Tablets Marketshare gain over the Apple iPad - Clear and Present Danger” and the my Geezam blog article entitled “Android Tablets gain on the Apple iPad – Here Comes the Hot Steppa” from Strategy Analysts some two (2) months before in August 2011AD.
Still awaiting confirmation of this shocking stats……my prayers are being sent in earnest to the Apple Gods, hoping that they have a Tablet packing the fabled A6 Processor packing Quad -Core and some serious Games.
This time around Asus and it tong twisting Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime (a little long on the name Asus!) is not only redefining the Tablet, but the Portable Gaming rig as well!
Packing Google’s latest revision of Google Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich destined to take over the world of appliances as well as per my Geezam blog article entitled “Apple’s Revolution: Android @ Home and IceCream Sandwich in 2015AD”.
Asus has this their latest, spanking new Tablet slated to debut on Wednesday November 9th 2011AD named, quite aptly, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime as mentioned in the article “Asus' new Android Transformer Tablet going quad-core”, published October 20, 2011 12:46 AM PDT by Stephen Shankland, CNET News - Deep Tech. Asus Chairman Jonney Shih debut of their latest challenger was made on October 20 2011 at the AllThingsDigital conference in Hong Kong.
Point to note: That name may be the imaginings of the trolls at EnGadget. so I’ll wait till the launch before I start calling it by EdGadget’s nom de plume.
Those of you who are also fans of my writing on my other little corner of the ‘Net, the Geezam blog, may recall I had similar sentiments about the HTC Flyer Tablet as decked out in my Geezam blog article entitled “HTC Flyer – A Tablet for Gaming”.
Back then, a Tablet packing a Nvidia Tegra 2 Dual-Core Processor months before Apple debuted the Apple iPad 2 as adored in my Geezam blog article entitled “Apple iPad 2 – Dual-Core Easy Skankin’” that made Dual-Core Processors standard was news!
Now it appears, it Asus’ turn to ramp up the innovation engine with the debut of their first Tablet running a Quad-Core Processor, again made by Nvidia, as backed up by reports form ZDNet in the article “Asus reveals next-gen quad core Transformer”, published October 20, 2011, 6:11am PDT By Gloria Sin ZDNet.
The prophetic declaration in April 2010 by Hideo Kojima in Tokyo appears to be coming to pass, quote: "In the near future, we'll have games that don't depend on any platform. Gamers should be able to take the experience with them in their living rooms, on the go, when they travel -- wherever they are and whenever they want to play. It should be the same software and the same experience”.
This as captured in my blog article on the Apple iPad as a Gaming rig, which it was great for, if you liked simple game that required little in the way of accelerated 3D Graphics and AI (Artificial Intelligence) as per my blog article entitled “Apple iPad in the Summer of 2010 - The Death of the video Game consoles”
That folks, is how serious this Quad-Core development, as effectively it portend doom for the Apple iPad and the Strategy Analytics numbers are showing this very assertion. Now the fantasy of a Gaming Tablet, a REAL Gaming Tablet has a date.
I just hope the performance in terms of battery life while gaming or online, speed and responsiveness of the capacitive touch interface does not disappoint, as the details are scant.
And most likely the Video Game Data Pirates are getting ready to take advantage of the surge in Gaming as per my prior prognostications in my blog article entitled “Apple iPad and Video Game Piracy - The Saint”.
My finger are crossed for a serious push for Cloud Gaming to allow the playing of more graphics intensive games and protect Games in the process as predicted in my Geezam blog article entitled “Console Gaming’s Downfall – Future is up in the Clouds”.
Thus I mark this date on my calendar and await news mainly relayed by bragging from my Android-phillic friends.
But Android, watch your six! Despite what the statisticians say, Apple is getting ready to Game On with the Apple iPad 3! Fellow Apple Lemmings and sheep, stand your ground!