ASUS' Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet — the first tablet to sport the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core CPU, and support Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich — is now available for pre-order in the US and Canada. Customers in North America can now pre-order the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet, the first-ever tablet to come loaded with the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor. In the US, pre-orders are available from Best Buy, B&H, GameStop, and Tiger Direct. For Canadian customers, Future Shop and NCIX are accepting pre-orders. The Transformer Prime tablet ships with Google’s Android 3.2 Honeycomb, but can be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, making it one of the first tablets to run on the newest version of Android. Hardware features include a 10.1-inch screen (slightly larger than an iPad or iPad 2), with a 1280×800 resolution, which is protected by extra-strong Gorilla Glass. Inside, the Prime packs 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera. The battery has an advertised maximum life of 12 hours. ASUS offers two models, one for $499, which has 32GB of on-board flash storage, or a 64GB model, which costs $599. Users can also boost their on-board storage via the microSD card slot. A mini-HDMI port for connecting to a high-definition TV comes standard, as does Wi-Fi connectability (802.11 b/g/n), though 3G or 4G connections are not supported. The addition of the Tegra 3 quad-core CPU–which has so far only been available in desktops and some top-shelf laptops–isn’t the only thing that makes the Transformer Prime more robust than most other tablets; ASUS also offers a detachable keyboard ($149): which essentially turns the tablet into an ultrabook

Leaked images and tech specs reveal that Motorola is just about ready to release the Droid 4, which will be able to access Verizon's 4G LTE network.

It’s really okay if you can’t keep track of Motorola‘s many flavors of Droid phone anymore. Four have been released this year alone: the Droid X2, Droid 3, Droid Bionic and Droid RAZR. Get ready to add a fifth to the pile too, as the Droid 4 has been revealed, detailed and tentatively dated for a late 2011 release.

The news comes by way of leaked info and specs obtained by Droid Life. It looks like the plan right now is to release the Droid 4 on Verizon on December 8, though consider that nothing more than a rumor until the company officially confirms it.

The device itself is very much real, however, as you can see in the images above. It’s like a mash-up of the Droid 3 and the RAZR, with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, a 4-inch screen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. There’s one notable difference, however, and it’s the one that Droid fans have been waiting for: 4G connectivity. The Droid brings you your data at a blazing fast rate thanks to its ability to make use of Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Stay tuned for further details, like price and a confirmed release date, once the official announcements roll in.