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Shortage of ASUS Eee Pad Transformer will not be eased until next month

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Shortage of ASUS Eee Pad Transformer will not be eased until next month
With the word spreading that only 10,000 units of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer were shipped in April, a heavy supply-demand inbalance in favor of the latter is creating a shortage of the tablet. Company spokesman David Chang said that  with 100,000 units expected to ship this month and 200,000 in June, the shortage would be "significantly alleviated" next month. Chang said that demand is "by far" outpacing sales estimates of the tablet. U.S. distributors are not sure about that claim because they have received such a small amount of the device that demand can not be accurately gauged.

The 300,000 Eee Pad Transformer units sold would give ASUS a victory over the heavily advertised Motorola XOOM. The latter sold only 250,000 tablets during the Winter as we reported, which means depending on how it did in the Spring, the ASUS tablet could be the best selling Honeycomb flavored device in the marketplace.

At $400, the 16GB ASUS Eee Pad Transformer is priced $200 less than the Motorola XOOM's 32GB Wi-Fi only version and $100 under the price of the 16GB Apple iPad2 which explains some of the reason why demand for the device has been outstripping supply.

source: electronista
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