Some pre-orders for the Asus Transformer Prime are being canceled by Amazon

Some pre-orders for the Asus Transformer Prime are being canceled by Amazon
It could be the quad-core processor, or the promised update to Ice Cream Sandwich, or even the detachable keyboard. Regardless for the reason, pre-orders of the Asus Transformer Prime are brisk. So brisk, in fact, that Amazon will not have enough supply of the tablet to fill all of the pre-orders it has accepted.

The Asus Transformer Prime

The Asus Transformer Prime

The unlucky ones are receiving an email from Amazon that blames a "lack of  availability from our suppliers" for their order being canceled. Amazon says it will refund those orders that have been 86'd in 1-2 business days. The online retailer started taking reservations in the third week of last month. The latest speculation on a possible launch date focuses on December 19th which Android Central says came from Asus itself.

Those with canceled pre-orders might consider going to Best Buy where they started taking reservations for the Asus Transformer Prime a few days after Amazon started. So far we have heard nothing from the big box retailer about canceling orders.

source: AndroidCentral

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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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4 Comments

1. LewsTherin006

Posts: 140; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

Well at least we know its in demand. Its not a bad problem to have if you are asus, but they need to get the supply up before people get tired of waiting and look else were.

2. imkyle

Posts: 1111; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I wonder if Best Buy will do the same...... crap.

3. shifu

Posts: 44; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

As expected; as an ex bestbuy manager i saw this coming. the moment i saw the per-orders went up on the bby website on my phone i did it right then and there.

4. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Amazon and Asus should come to some kind of arrangement. Amazon Prime, Transformer Prime... could be a great opportunity for some cross company marketing strategies. However, I could see that as being construed as anti-competitive collusion.

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