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.