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

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:


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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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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22 Comments

1. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

My order from Best Buy says in process.

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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! :-(

3. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

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

4. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I feel you pain! :-(

5. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

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

6. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 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.

7. shifu

Posts: 44; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

This hurts......it was my b'day/xmas gift to myself. I blame apple for this.........some how I know its there fault

15. galia

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 19, 2011

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

8. anas.haddadin

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 16, 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!!!

9. JRHBcubed

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 19, 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!!!!

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

11. Darkeyce

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

20. Nick_T

Posts: 186; Member since: May 27, 2011

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12. squibcakes

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

13. squibcakes

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

14. squibcakes

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

16. avtech

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

18. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

17. jovah

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

19. JohnSPiere

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

21. anas.haddadin

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 16, 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...

22. dave1

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 20, 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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