ASUS confirms Transformer Prime will be available on launch day

December 10, 2011
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Yesterday some rumors started floating around that the ASUS Transformer Prime had been delayed after weeks of pre-orders selling out. Apparently someone from Phandroid received word that an online retailer was canceling orders due to hardware and WiFi problems and the Prime would be delayed until next year and after the holiday season. We are happy to report this is not the case.

We experienced no such issue on our own review unit and you can clearly see we have a pretty great WiFi connection at all times from our Transformer Prime review screenshots. Today we've reached out to ASUS for an official statement and are happy to report they will be on sale come launch day, December 19th nationwide.

Here's what ASUS had to say:

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. I will provide an update once I have additional information."

From what we are hearing and from the statement provided by ASUS everything is on track and still scheduled for a full launch as expected. Obviously they are still tracking down where and why NCIX reported such a problem. If there were indeed an issue I'm sure we'd have heard of it especially with more online retailers expecting availability on the 12th and a full launch on December 19th.

As it stands right now all systems are a go and the Prime will be here just in time for everyone to finish their holiday shopping. We will be sure to update with any additional information.

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  • Imnomyth

    Thank God!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LG7YB54Z7NKTL6CHE6KDJYFXH4 iMac user

    Either I get this thing the week it comes out, or I use that money for Christmas presents for family. And I can’t do both.

    • Prioritize

      I think you should get Christmas presents for your family - 

  • http://twitter.com/mikedonatello Mike Donatello

    Not sure about reports of problems, but Amazon appears to have canceled many (most?) preorders.  According to Asus, the original TF was “available” in APR and MAY of last spring, and we know what that was like.  I would question what volume will be available at launch.

    • http://twitter.com/whatisajimmy Jim

      The original TF got loads more demand than they expected. I’m sure they know exactly how much demand this thing is getting, look at all of the articles written about it at any given time.

  • Just Waiting

    Considering that this is the first time they have actually ever provided an actual date in writing, but still don’t mention an availability date on their website I think it still very suspect that it will be happening next week….

    • C H

      I’m hoping so too. I will be calling BB again on Monday to see if any stock came in. 

  • http://twitter.com/joshblackmun Josh Blackmun

    I went into Best Buy today and they said they wont have it until February.  I don’t think they really knew what was going on.

  • http://twitter.com/joshblackmun Josh Blackmun

    I went into Best Buy today and they said they wont have it until February.  I don’t think they really knew what was going on.

    • C H

      they dont. I called and the rep says they aren’t told until actual shipments arrive.

  • http://twitter.com/joshblackmun Josh Blackmun

    I went into Best Buy today and they said they wont have it until February.  I don’t think they really knew what was going on.

  • Anonymous

    my buddy’s half-sister made $226650 so far just working on the internet for a few hours. Here’s the site to read more…x.co/bGLD

  • Journeygirl1967

    thinking i may need to go to another brand tablet, too risky too have no present for someone to open. sorry asus.

    • http://twitter.com/whatisajimmy Jim

      This is an official statement, they even went so far as to say that they are trying to figure out “why someone released that statement and for what reason”. It’s not their fault.

  • C H

    If anything comes available to retail I will snag it and cancel my pre-order

  • lls

    My Best Buy pre-order just went from “pre-ordered – release 12/19″ to “backordered”.  Not a good sign