Are you ready for the next transformation? That's the question posed by Asus, in a teaser video for the successor to the Android tablet with added cloud gubbins.-- a new
The teaser seems to promise a new entry to the Transformer line alongside the Transformer Pad Infinity 700, tablets that become laptops when connected to a keyboard dock. Press play below to see the video, and see if you can spot any shapes in the clouds. I saw a poodle, a sheep and Mario Balotelli on a tractor.and
The video opens with deep-voiced trailer dude emoting, "Don't get set into one form. Adapt it and build your own," before adding, "The shape of the cloud is ever-changing beyond time and boundaries." It's like a haiku, innit.
The pay-off of the teaser is an invitation to "join us as we introduce the truly incredible next transformations", printed over two rectangles that seem to suggest a tablet and keyboard.
All of this takes place over swirling clouds somewhere between an ambient techno video and an advert for a religious gathering that costs £100 plus booking fee. What can this emphasis on the cloud mean? Is Asus focusing on online storage at the expense of built-in memory? Or even more extreme, are we looking at a tablet that has to connect to the cloud to operate, like a
We'll find out the answers when Asus reveals the new tablet at Taiwan trade show Computex 2012. The teaser ends by promising that the excitement starts on 31 May -- we beg to differ: the excitement has already started, buddy!