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

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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Transformer Prime
  • Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / Other front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC

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2 Comments

1. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

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

2. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 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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