Asustek CEO Jerry Shen has denied of any plans to cut prices of the Eee Pad Transformer that is currently available to further booth sales. He has also stated that the launch of the second gen Transformer 2 is also on schedule and has not been pushed back as some has been preaching. HTC and RIM are two high profile manufacturers who have both announced slashing of price of the Flyer and PlayBook tablet PC respectively to make these further appealing to the tablet buyers. Many has predicted Asus to be the next in line though all of that has been put to rest.
Asus has also announced the sale of close to a million tablet PCs during the first three quarters if this year and expressed confidence of reaching the overall shipment target of 1.5 to 2 million tablet PC for 2011. The Taiwan based company has further stated it is expecting tablet sales to pick up further once Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is made available.
As for the sequel to the largely successful Eee Pad Transformer, the new Transformer 2 will carry a price tag of $499 USD.
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