The Asus Transformer Prime has had about as many rumored release dates and delays as any device, including the Galaxy Nexus. The most solid of them though, was December 19, which now looks to be semi-correct. While you may not find the device in stores today here in the States, some pre-orders for folks have begun to ship and even have estimated dates of arrival. A couple of our readers received emails with December 20 as a possibility, while others were given a range of 12/22 – 12/29. I think it’s safe to say that we will likely see the same low inventory levels that we saw with the original Transformer from last year. Nice way to build up demand though, right?
Here are a couple of excepts from Amazon email pre-orders:
“ASUS Transformer Prime TF201-B1-CG 10.1-Inch 32GB Tablet (Champagne)” Estimated arrival date: December 20, 2011
“ASUS Transformer Prime TF201-B1-CG 10.1-Inch 32GB Tablet (Champagne)” Estimated arrival date: December 22, 2011 – December 29, 2011
Unfortunately not all pre-order news was good this weekend. Some of our readers also got the email below which is an apology from Amazon over “inadvertently canceled” orders:
We wanted to let you know your order for Transformer TF201-B1-GR (10.1-Inch Screen) Tablet was inadvertently canceled by our system. We’re very sorry about this. If you’d still like to purchase Transformer TF201-B1-GR (10.1-Inch Screen) Tablet, you may pre-order again after 12:00 a.m. PST December 19th at the following link:
To make up for any inconvenience, we’ll be sending you a $10 Amazon.com Gift Card code in the next few days via e-mail.
We hope to see you again soon.
Customer Service Department
Has your order shipped or was it cancelled?
Cheers Marc, Tom, Rich, Jared, and Carlos!