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Asus refutes 3G Transformer Prime rumors, not working on one

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Asus refutes 3G Transformer Prime rumors, not working on one
If you have been waiting for a 3G version of the Asus Transformer Prime to be released, you're in for a disappointment. Asustek Computer – the company that brought us that otherwise awesome slate, just announced that "no such product exists on its current roadmap". The statement was made in response to speculations that such a model is in the works. That being said, the chances of seeing a 3G-enabled Transformer Prime at all have shrunk to nearly null.

Soon after the Transformer Prime was announced, Asus mentioned that whether a 3G model will ever launch or not would depend on the demand for one. And as it becomes evident, the company does not believe that the market for a 3G Transformer Prime is big enough. However, Austek confirmed that future high-end members of its Transformer lineup are expected to come with 3G support. 

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posted on 16 Jan 2012, 06:29 1

1. PhoneLuver (Posts: 466; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


What a shame!! I was really looking forward to one!

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 19:39

2. cheetah2k (Posts: 804; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


This was the reason I ended up blowing my wad on a 3G Xoom instead of the original Transformer... I couldn't wait....

What gets me is that adding 3G to one of these devices would probably cost an extra $5 in iSupply terms... So Asus, why not just make them all with 3G as a standard??

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