We’ve been hearing and writing about the Asus Transformer Prime for months now, eagerly anticipating the release of the quad-core successor to the keyboard-rockin’ Asus Eee Pad Transformer.
Even now, the release date is all over the shop. There were whispers of eleventh-hour technical problems that might put the Asus Transformer Prime's release back, but turns out those fears were unfounded.
Engadget had received word from Asus Canada, via one of its sources, suggesting that "the WiFi range on the TF201 did not meet our quality standards" and that Asus would “be implementing a new solution".
No specific timescales were mentioned, but it was presumed that delays were inevitable.
But fear not! There’s good news for a change, as Asus US got back to Engadget and confirmed that its Asus Transformer Prime is still set to land at some point next week. Huzzah!
Meanwhile, in the UK, we’re expecting the Asus Transformer Prime to land in January 2012. Not in time for Christmas, sadly, but we’re sure it’ll be worth the wait.
The Asus Transformer Prime boasts a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 10.1in display, 8MP/1.3MP camera combo with 1080p video capture, mini HDMI port, and comes in 32 or 64GB flavours. Sounds good to us.