Asus VivoTab Smart???

I've been scouring the blogs for information about the US release date of the Asus VivoTab Smart, but cannot seem to turn up any useful information. Anyone out there have any info that may be helpful. I checked out the VivoTab RT at an AT&T store and must say I like the size (screen and hardware) a bit more than the Surface and am one of the few, I think, that prefers the smart cover style cover over the touch cover of the Surface - but I am getting impatient and may jump on a Surface soon if no new info comes out! Thanks in advance for any info.