ASUS Eee Pad Transformer delayed

Sometimes a device can be just a little too popular. Like the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer for example. Initially it was scheduled for 6 April on the UK high street, but now it looks like June is the more likely landing time. Why? Because it seems to be sought-after.

At least, that's what Crave is suggesting. It claims the 'limited initial run of devices' has quickly sold out, with retailers now shifting back their shipping dates to 1 June because of this lack of stock. Amazon has apparently emailed its potential customers with the new date, which is also now listed on that product page.

On the company's Facebook page, ASUS has issued a statement saying that 'due to the fact the initial demand has been far beyond our expectations, the first 2-3 batches have entirely all sold out much quicker than we had planned'. Sadly, that means most people pre-ordering the tablet could be asked to wait another two months.

If you want to know more about your order, ASUS is asking customers to check on local/regional Facebook pages for shipping dates: 'Trust us, we've heard you all loud and clear, but, as you've seen, it's been extremely difficult for us to accumulate accurate and timely information for all our fans. We hope this rearrangement will help you better!' There aren't any updates of note on the British page, so the Amazon release date is probably the best lead we have right now.

When it does arrive, the £379 asking price will get you a 10.1-inch tablet with optional keyboard base to transform into an 'old school' laptop, along with a 10.1-inch, 1280x800, IPS touch-screen display, dual cameras (1.2-megapixel for networking and five-megapixel for stills), Wi-Fi, USB, Bluetooth, 3D audio and a built-in card reader. There's also a Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core processor and 1080p playback. Oh yes, it runs Android 3.0 too, so not a bad price all told when it does actually hit the shelves.

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