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Transformer Prime US Release Delayed --- Christmas Release Doubtful

Aaron Tilton
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 Asus Transformer Prime Android Tablet Release Delayed

After reports of Wifi problems marred the British release of the Transformer Prime, ASUS was quick to brush off all speculation that the first run of the powerful new Android tablet was experiencing quality control issues. Now reports are surfacing that many of the highly anticipated tablets have been recalled in Taiwan, ASUS' own backyard. The US release of the Transformer Prime had been expected just in time for the critical Christmas sales period, but the latest bug rumors cast doubt on the plained US roll-out.

According to Engadget, Amazon and BestBuy will not be able to meet their pledge to ship the Transformer Prime by Christmas causing many pre-orders to be cancelled entirely. While there has been no official confirmation, the suspicion is starting to take shape that ASUS is experiencing substantial hardware issues with the Transformer Prime, which is the reason for the delay. The only other reason would be that ASUS still hasn't worked out how to run a decent supply chain to bring their product on to the market. Regardless of what's causing the delay, the latest production delays are a clear reminder of similar difficulties during the run up to the release of the original Transformer tablet.

On a fun geeky side note, ASUS is an abbreviation for Great Splendid Computer Corporation in Chinese, which just might be the coolest computer company name out there.

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  • Christopher Bailey Dec 19, 2011 Link

    The transformer Prime has not been delayed in fact it's already shipped to a handful of people. The problem is right now that so many people want it it's probably going to be like the wii was when it was first released.

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  • Aaron Tilton Dec 19, 2011 Link

    Then it is a supply chain issue as I mention in the piece. However there are still increasingly reports of technical difficulties in England so it's still unclear what exactly is causing the delay. In any case I'm getting impatient because I want to get my hands on one of 'em!

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  • Christopher Bailey Dec 19, 2011 Link

    Well you won't get an argument from me on that. I'm currently trying to get my hands on one. But I think I'll wait till after Christmas to see if anyone throws me some Gift cards to help me pay for this slender beast.

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  • Aaron Tilton Dec 19, 2011 Link

    Yeah, I'm still hoping Santa will leave one under my tree. If not it's going to mean a month or two of saving until I get to play with one :-/

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