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First Nvidia Tegra 3 Device May Launch November 9

While we already know that Nvidia's Tegra 3 quad-core SoC (aka Kal-El) will arrive in the 10-inch Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 (Prime) tablet, Asus CEO Jonney Shih said that both the tablet and the highly-anticipated superpowered-chip will arrive on November 9.

Nvidia's Tegra 3 was previously reported to arrive by the end of summer or early September, but the company delayed its release due to a need for an increased validation timeframe. "It took a little more time than we thought to get the software optimized for the hardware,” a Nvidia spokesperson told EE Times. "We are on schedule."

Recent reports claim that the Transformer 2's quad-core Tegra 3 chip will clock at 1.3 GHz per core. It will also feature either 16 GB ($499) or 32 GB ($599) of internal storage, depending on your wallet. Other features will include Google 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" as the gadget's OS, a microSD card slot for up to 32 GB of extra storage, a USB port, a mini-HDMI port, a 14.5-hour battery, a rear-facing camera with an LED flash -- all packed within a 8.3-mm frame.