Oddly, the tip comes from an Android action figure from Asus, that hints of a 6-inch device.
The front of the box shows a model number, “N6-TE”, as well as two arms that likely represent two key features for this Asus device: the ability to make phone calls and take notes, possibly with a built-in stylus.
There's also a big number “6” on the Android figure's chest.
The one-minute video sees Asus show a number of mysterious products, including hybrid laptops and what looks to be a smaller Transformer tablet with a stylus.
The Taiwanese vendor didn't mention the Transformer brand, but did repeat the word “transform” on more than one occasion.
The firm's Transformer tablets, which include the Transformer Prime and Transformer Pad Infinity, have always used 10.1-inch screens, but it may be that the company is now re-evaluating that strategy with the first 7-inch and 8-inch Windows 8 tablets on the horizon.
Asus will hold its Computex press conference on June 3.
Clove starting testing the Transformer Prime after it had received numerous complaints on the tablet, which runs a quad-core processor and which has a dock-able keyboard. The retailer expects to have new, and fully functioning, stock by the end of February, or early March.
The retailer stipulated its concerns over the Asus tablet in a company blog: "We are at this time not satisfied that all units we could provide you with are working correctly, and performing to the standard we expect of the unit. We have therefore taken the decision until further notice stop selling the Asus Transformer Prime.”
Anyone trying to order the Prime from Clove will find that [...]