Asus Transformer Prime delayed until after Christmas? Probably not
Last time we heard about it, the Asus Transformer Prime was supposed to be released in the US and Canada on or about December 19. Unfortunately, the tablet may have been delayed a bit.
According to an email reportedly sent by NCIX (a Canadian retailer) to customers, the “Transformer Prime has been delayed worldwide and will most likely not be available before Christmas.” The reason for the delay seems to be the fact that “Asus feels the WiFi range [of the tablet] does not currently meet their standards.” Therefore, “at the moment there is no ETA and no information on available quantities on the first batch.”
A screenshot showing the email in question can be seen here.
Update: Asus has reportedly denied the delay, saying about the email:
“We are trying to confirm who released this statement and for what purpose right now. At this point, we still show to be on schedule to start shipments the week of 12/19.”
Meanwhile, Best Buy US doesn’t display any expected launch date for the Transformer Prime, while Best Buy Canada still says the tablet should arrive on December 20. Newegg isn’t that optimistic, saying the Prime will be out on December 27.
The Asus Transformer Prime is the world’s first quad-core tablet (relying on an Nvidia Tegra 3 chip). It runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb (upgradeable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich), and features a 10.1 inch scratch resistant display with 1280 x 800 pixels, 8MP rear camera, 1.2MP front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, and 32GB or 64GB of internal memory.
Via Mobile Syrup