There is a bad news for you who have been anticipating for the ASUS Transformer Prime for this holidays. Phandroid reader apparently received received a statement from NCIX, a Canadian retailer, which shows the Prime has been “delayed worldwide and will most likely not be available before Christmas.” Furthermore, this delay is caused by the device’s WiFi functionality not living up to ASUS’ standards. Meanwhile, Best Buy US doesn’t display any expected launch date for the Transformer Prime, while Best Buy Canada still says the tablet should arrive on December 20.
The ASUS Transformer Prime, the world’s first quad-core tablet. 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.”