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Is the Asus Transformer Prime being delayed in the U.S. too?

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Is the Asus Transformer Prime being delayed in the U.S. too?
Even though the release date for the Asus Transformer Prime is being pushed back until January in several parts of Europe, no changes to the the tablet's U.S. launch schedule have been announced just yet, or at least not officially. But unfortunately, the Prime's debut stateside may be getting postponed as well, if the numerous pre-order cancellations and delays are any indication.

It is being reported that people who pre-ordered the Tegra 3-powered tablet from Best Buy are getting their shipments delayed by one to two weeks, meaning that they might not get to play Shadowgun before Christmas. They were also given the option to cancel their order, to pick a replacement device, or to try searching for the Asus Transformer Prime at a Best Buy outlet, even though the tablet is known to be out of stock. At the same time, customers who pre-ordered the tablet from Amazon have had their orders canceled, but the online retailer is giving them the chance to pre-order again, and a $10 gift card is being thrown in to make up for the hassle. After inquiring with Asus, the guys at Engadget got the following response:

We started filling the pipelines this past week and will continue to do so on an almost daily basis this coming week, although any shipments to the partners after Wednesday will probably mean availability the following week based on logistics. But we expect the inventory pipeline to be full by the first of the year. The orders shipped this past week and starting this week will cover the pre-order allocations and then start allowing online or in-store availability.

Those of you who have placed a pre-order on the Asus Transformer Prime, feel free to share your experience with us in the comments. Has your order been delayed or canceled?

source: Engadget

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posted on 19 Dec 2011, 07:07

1. imkyle (Posts: 1085; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

My order from Best Buy says in process.

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 07:16 1

2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Wow this sucks. I preordered the Asus Transformer Prime from Best Buy on Dec. 4th & I can confirm that I got an email this morning stating what was said in the article above.

I really wanted the Asus Transformer Prime this week, but it looks like I am going to have to wait 1 to 2 weeks. I have waited a long time & I guess 1 to 2 more weeks can be tolerated. Anything else & I will finally SNAP!

I am getting my Samsung Galaxy Nexus this afternoon so the delay of the Asus Transformer Prime won't be so hard to swallow. Let’s just hope they keep their word so I can get the Asus Transformer Prime in 1 to 2 weeks! :-(

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 07:16 3

3. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

I've been waiting for so long. I can't take delays anymore. I want it in all parts of the world now!

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 07:29 2

4. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

I feel you pain! :-(

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 07:35

5. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)

why do they always sabotage the US with these great devices? so unfair man.

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 07:46

6. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)

I'd wait until after MWC 2012 when all the other manufacturers have announced their Tegra 3 tablets which will probably start at $100 cheaper then this.

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 08:13 3

7. shifu (Posts: 44; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)

This hurts......it was my b'day/xmas gift to myself.

I blame apple for this.........some how I know its there fault

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 18:14

15. galia (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Dec 2011)

everything´s apple´s fault lol ignorance all around the world is their fault too :P

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 10:21

8. anas.haddadin (Posts: 4; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)

to be honest ia m extremely disappointed for what happened!! I have place a pre order on the 3rd of dec to get a chance to get it before Xmas, and enjoy Sadly I have received and email from best uy telling me that my order current status is on BACKORDER that means that we out of stock and they oredered it again (yeah right) and that it will at least take me extra two weeks for it to be delivered to me....
This is sent to best buy ppl, I mean why would you tell people to pre-order stuff and they cancel their orders or delay them?? You can simply tell people that it is out of stock.....

I am disappointed!!!

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 12:51

9. JRHBcubed (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Dec 2011)

Well after a call to J & R to find out about my order told won't be receiving it till next year. No date, just next year. Not real happy right now. ASUS I think did us all wrong.
Said it was going to be released on Dec. 19th and it looks like that was a story.

I am also disappointed!!!!

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 13:32

10. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

i wanted to get my sister one for Christmas but it looks like i'll just have to get her a 10.1 from Best Buy and return it when the Transformer becomes available.

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 14:34

11. Darkeyce (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Dec 2011)

TigerDirect started shipping last week...Mine is on the UPS truck to be delivered TODAY! I pre-ordered on 11/22.

I also understand amazon started shipping as well...at least that's what i saw on XDA.

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 02:02

20. Nick_T (Posts: 176; Member since: 27 May 2011)

Hey, that sounds awesome! If you really get yours today, we would really appreciate it if you drop us a line letting us know. You can use our e-mail tips@phonearena.com. And by the way, are you from the U.S. or not?

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 16:13

12. squibcakes (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Dec 2011)

I pre-ordered from Amazon, before Nov 22, and was glad that I wasn't cancelled due to low inventory. Was all excited that it was coming out today Dec 19, in time for Christmas. What a bunch of crap, when my email from Amazon just arrived: Delivery extimate Jan26-Feb 13, 2012.

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 16:15

13. squibcakes (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Dec 2011)

Ordered mine Nov 22. Just got notice delayed until Jan26-Feb 13 2012.
Asus is screwing with us. They aren't ready to ship.

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 17:29

14. squibcakes (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Dec 2011)

ordered Nov 22. Expected shipping today from Amazon. Just got notice, "Shipping expected Jan 26-Feb 13 2012". Asus is playing games here. I am really, really pissed at Amazon for not coming clean, and Asus for promising more than they can deliver----literally.

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 18:37

16. avtech (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Dec 2011)

Do any of you people feel that ASUS may have last minute problems that they want fixed before release a POS into the market like other companies have done in the past. If you really want it, then a few more weeks wont hurt to ensure that you get a high quality product for the right product. In short I will wait 6 months if it means that I will get the quality product I expect from ASUS and yes I am a long time fan of their components.

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 22:23

18. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

dude, it's Christmas. some of us had this in mind to get as Christmas Presents. this delay has now thwarted our plans and now we have to rethink Christmas which i'm sure i don't need to tell you is a stressful and dangerous thing to do. i just went ahead and picked my sister up a Galaxy Tab 10.1 today because of this.

posted on 19 Dec 2011, 19:42

17. jovah (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 Dec 2011)

Sorry to all having problems. I pre-ordered from Amazon Nov. 22nd. 32Gb, gold, one-day shipping. my prime is an hour away scheduled for tomorrow delivery. With everything I'm hearing online, I love Amazon right now. Seems like I'll be one of few to actually get it before christmas.

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 00:23

19. JohnSPiere (Posts: 3; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Just this morning, Amazon has re-opened its order pages for the Transformer Prime tablet. http://www.guide101.net/2011/12/amazon-accepting-pre-orders-for-asus-eee-pad-transformer-prime-tf201-again-gives-10-gift-card-for-cancelled-orders/

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 06:48

21. anas.haddadin (Posts: 4; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)

so, JohnSPiere, what do you think? would it be the same case with best buy?? do you reckon they will delay the shipment till 26 Jan-13 Feb same as Amazon?
what do you recommend should I cancel the order from best buy and order it from amazon?
I don't know what to do...
frustrated here...

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 07:18

22. dave1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)

Got a note from Best buy yesterday that mine shipped. tracking number says its enroute. Will see if it gets here this week

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