This saga regarding the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime‘s availability is almost as interesting to watch as that which concerns when the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will finally land at Verizon. Yesterday it seemed pretty clear that the new Asus Android tablet will be out in the US on December 8 – after all, it was seemingly an Asus spokesperson who uttered that particular date. Well, apparently not.
That’s since today Asus has officially (again?) spread the word about when the Transformer Prime will be in stores Stateside. And that will happen on or after December 19. Online availability may be a week sooner, on December 12. Launch partners include Newegg, Best Buy, Staples, Frys, Amazon, and GameStop.
The company hasn’t announced a release date (or window) for the a version of the tablet with 3G (or 4G) connectivity baked in, so it may be a long while until it hits the streets, if ever.
The pricing for the Wi-Fi-only version has remained the same ($499.99 for 32 GB and $599.99 for 64 GB of built in storage, respectively), and the tablet will be offered in two colors: Amethyst Gray and Champagne Gold.
Asus has also released a new promo video for the Transformer Prime, which you can see below.
Neat stuff. But you’ll still have to wait more than two weeks to get to play with one of these puppies. Unfair is the life of the tech early adopter.
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