Although Asus has reportedly denied the delay of its Transformer Prime Android Honeycomb tablet (the first in the world to feature a quad-core processor), it looks like the device won’t arrive in Canada as soon as initially believed.
Mobile Syrup has it that multiple sources, including Best Buy and Future Shop Canada, have confirmed the Transformer Prime’s delay.
Future Shop is sending emails to customers who’ve pre-ordered the tablet, emails which read:
Thank you for pre-ordering the Asus Transformer Prime Tablet and Keyboard Dock (Web ID: 10186527 & 10186526) from Futureshop.ca. We’ve recently been informed by Asus that there is an unexpected delay in receiving the items, and as a result, we are unable to ship the tablet on the date originally planned. We’re sorry to be the bearer of this news; however, we will contact you as soon as we receive the shipment from Asus, and are ready to ship the product to you.
Please accept this $25 credit to use towards a future purchase with us. Please enter your promotional code XXXXX at check out.
If you’re on a tight schedule to receive the tablet by December 25, ’tis the season after all, you may choose to your cancel your order, which can be done by signing in here.
If you have any questions, please email our customer service department here.
We appreciate your understanding and look forward to sending you the Asus Prime Transformer Tablet and Keyboard Dock when the device are ready to launch in Canada.
The Futureshop.ca Team”
Of course, this can be just a Canadian thing, so the Transformer Prime could still arrive in the US before Christmas. We don’t know for sure what it’s going to happen – but we’ll see soon.