Asus Eee Pad Transformer 3G

Asus is already starting to promote the Eee Pad Transformer 2, but the company hasn’t stopped updating the original Transformer. The folks at Tablet Bite got a chance to check out a new 3G capable version of the Android tablet. It’s reportedly due to hit the streets in November or December.

The 3G Transformer has room for a full-sized SIM card slot  on the same side of the tablet as the volume rocker. That’s pretty much the only thing that sets it apart from the WiFi-only versions of the tablet which have been available since earlier this year.

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer has a 10 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor, and 1GB of RAM. It’s available with 16GB or 32GB of storage. Asus also sells an optional keyboard docking station which lets you use the tablet like a laptop. The dock also has an independent battery, which nearly doubles your battery life when docked.

The European model will cost 100 Euros extra for 3G, so there’s a good chance that the US version will run about $100 more than a WiFi-only model. That would set the base price for a 16GB model at around $499 — unless a US wireless carrier decides to offer the tablet at a subsidized price to customers that sign up for a service contract.

Now, with the next-generation Transformer on the horizon, the question is whether anyone will shell out the extra cash for a 3G version of a first generation Transformer.

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