By Jason Venter | 07-17-2012 | 4:00PM
The Wall Street Journal reports that the forthcoming Asus Windows RT tablet codenamed the "Tablet 600" will run on a Tegra 3 processor and will also benefit from an Nvidia Icera 4G cellular chip when it arrives on the market.
The upcoming tablet was initially unveiled in June at the Computex tradeshow in Taiwan, allowing Asus to be the first manufacturer to announce a device running Windows RT. At the time, the company promised a thin and light tablet, one that would run silently without assistance from a fan while providing days of battery life. The actual number will work out to at least 10 hours, according to Mark Aevermann, a product manager at Nvidia.
The Icera chip should become a lot more common in devices in the near future, particularly since wireless carrier AT&T has already certified it. Aevermann also notes that multiple carriers in Europe are also in the process of certifying the chip.
Windows RT will also be featured in Microsoft's upcoming Tegra 3-powered Surface tablet, which was unveiled in Los Angeles last month.
If you’re interested in the new Asus tablet, you’ll be able to take one home starting in late October, once Windows RT hits the market.