Asus' Transformer tablets have just about everything, especially when you throw in their keyboard docks. However, the Android-based devices have thus far shied away from cellular broadband connectivity, getting by on Wi-Fi alone for Internet access. Looks like that's about to change, because a video has popped up online showing an LTE-equipped version of the Transformer Pad 300 we reviewed in May. The video is in German, but it's easy to see the pertinent details:
In an Internet speed test, the tablet manages 4G download and upload rates of 42 and 32MBps, respectively. That's pretty quick, making the Transformer a more versatile road warrior. The 300 won't be the only model to join the LTE party, either. In February, Asus revealed that a version of the high-PPI Transformer Pad Infinity is in the works.
The 4G Infinity is expected to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Krait processor, and I suspect the new 300 has a similar SoC under the hood. Unlike the Tegra 3 chips used in the latest Transformers, the Snapdragon is available with built-in LTE connectivity. Thanks to Engadget for the tip.
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