ASUS Transformer Prime launch delayed?

Have you noticed a trend going on? The first 4G smartphone to come with Ice Cream Sandwich can’t seem to find it’s way into the hands of the US public because of reported “issues.” Now, the world’s first quad-core tablet might not be making its way under Christmas trees this year due to issues of its own.

The ASUS Transformer Prime, the world’s first quad-core tablet, might have an issue with the strength of its WiFi antenna. Because of this issue, the ground breaking tablet might not make it to consumers until next year. Now, I think it’s important to mention that this news has come to us from an email sent by NCIX. Here is the email sent to those who pre-ordered from NCIX:

“Unfortunately, we just received word that the ASUS Transformer Prime has been delayed worldwide and will most likely not be available before Christmas. ASUS feels the WiFi range does not currently meet their standards and has delayed all shipments worldwide. At the moment there is no ETA and no information on available quantities on the first batch.”

This seems to be the same story with some who have pre-ordered from Amazon as well. However, for now, Best Buy shows that the release of the 32GB Transformer Prime is on December 18 instead of the 19th. But we’ll keep you updated on whether this changes or not.

I suppose there are two sides to this coin. On one, it’s disappointing to hear that some people might not be able to open this Christmas present on Christmas morning. But on the other, it’s good to hear that ASUS has a high standard for their products. I am confident that, if this is true, ASUS will work as fast as they can to make sure they get this tablet fixed, shipped, and into our hands.

via Phandroid

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