Asus Transformer Prime Release Postponed to 2012

December 10, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Bad news, guys! Asus Transformer Prime will not be released on December 12th as you all hoped for.

The 10.1-inch slate was earlier officially confirmed for online sale on December 12, while it was scheduled to reach shops on December 19.  Earlier, while announcing the details, Asus revealed a chance of delay in the arrival dates showing the stock arrangements.

But, now the company has pointed out the issues concerning the device’s Wi-Fi and has informed that the world’s first Tegra 3 tablet will reach only in 2012. The NCIX, an online retailer, is sending emails to pre-order customers, stating that Asus Transformer Prime release has been delayed worldwide and will not be available before Christmas.

Asus explains that they are not satisfied with the current Wi-Fi standards while comparing with the Transformer Prime’s range. Delaying the worldwide shipments, the company hasn’t revealed any details of the next release date nor the amount of units to be shipped in the first batch.

Here is a small outline of the Prime to refresh your memory. The Android 3.2 tablet features a 1.4GHz quad-core Tegra 3 chip, 1GB RAM and dual cameras: an 8-megapixel rear shooter and 1.2-megapixel snapper in front. The usuals include Bluetooth 2.1, micro HDMI port and a micro SD card slot.

The 32GB slate costs $499, whereas the 64GB model will be available at $599. Are you going to wait for the Transformer Prime or changing your plans to iPad 3 or the 11.6-inch Samsung tablet scheduled for the 2012 release?

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