There is no real way to know for certain, such is the way of rumors and reports, but it has been implied that ASUS has decided when to deliver the new Eee Pad Transformer tablet.
The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer, one could say, is one of the products that managed to catch the attention of the market through good reviews and getting sold out within minutes or hours of release, repeatedly.
Not overly long ago, it even got an update, its Android operating system moving to the 3.2 version.
All in all, the slate has been doing quite well, and it looks like ASUS is already working hard on completing and delivering the next generation model.
There is really no exact information on it so far, beyond what previous rumors speculated upon, such as the likelihood that ASUS will utilize NVIDIA's Kal El, quad-core Tegra 3 ARM platform.
In fact, only a rumor from Digitimes actually carried the implication that the time of arrival for the Transformer 2 has been mostly pinpointed (October, 2011).
The report says that ASUS made deals with two suppliers of touchscreens in order to avoid the low supply issues that made it hard to accumulate a healthy enough inventory of the original.
Until October, the outfit expects demand for the existing Transformer to keep rising, with sales having already reached 400,000 during the second quarter of 2011, with or without the keyboard dock.
It is assumed that ASUS will go on offering those docking stations, continuing to allow for the slate to be used as a tablet or notebook. It is unclear if the first-generation keyboard will work with the Transformer 2, however.
As far as everything else goes, the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system should find a good partner in the aforementioned Kal El, leading to a significantly mightier product than the already noteworthy slate.