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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by miskas, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. miskas

    miskas Member
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    Hi guys i have noticed that the transformer prime i sold out everywhere! So is it discontinued or is it just really popular and does anybody know where i can get one in canada?

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  2. ylexot

    ylexot Android Expert

  3. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    I think the supply has more to do with the cost of the known issues and trying to fix them (too expensive). Asus legal submission for the Hasbro case and the Transformer Prime stated a total of 80,000 being sold into channels. That is the total. Of which they got a total of 2,000 preorders before launch. As Asus stated, this is an enthusiast device, so not intended for high mass production.

    This may also explain why no effort to modify the back panel. The 300 is probably both the 101 and 201 replacement. The dongle probably can not be sustained in channels and is already taking a drubbing in the media. Perhaps the 700 is the ultimate replacement, but I doubt the current Tegra 3 can support it. Apple would not waste many millions on the A5X if the larger gpu was not needed to support the higher res display. The video output of the Tegra 3 is not the same (at all) as driving data calculations and geometry as well.

    Here is an article about the 80,000:

    Hasbro denied early ban on ASUS Transformer Prime | Electronista
  4. KouDy

    KouDy Newbie

    I bought mine this saturday here on Penang Malaysia but most shops didn't have it. Found only 2 with stock, one piece each and only 32GB gray version. Internet shops here still have stock. There are some on amazon, ebay or lelong ( lelong.com.my - malaysian ebay portal).
  5. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish!

    guys at some point we have to call a spade a spade lol. I love my prime, even with its faults

    gmail doesnt work, browser crashes constantly, no gps, wifi signal typical issues, etc etc

    but i still use it, and love it.

    But there is no way this thing is so popular that it cant be held in stock for long. Look at this article, claiming only 2000 were preordered + 80k in shipments:
    Asus Announces A Ridiculous Solution For Its Flawed Transformer Prime Android Tablet | TechCrunch

    im not claiming its true, just saying there is no way 11tybillion of these things are being sold, and you cant find it anywhere. Its more likely retailers are sick of returns/exchanges and just want to wait for a better product from asus

    its also possible, but not likely, asus has stopped new shipments.
  6. ylexot

    ylexot Android Expert

    Have you tried doing a reset using the little hole next to the microSD slot?
  7. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish!

    no, this is the first im hearing of the hole .. what does it do beyond what a "factory reset" might do?
  8. ylexot

    ylexot Android Expert

    Honestly, I don't know. I just saw it recommended on XDA to do a reset that way whenever there's an update. It can't hurt since you don't lose anything.
  9. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish!

    never heard of it. I didnt even realize i had a hole there lol
  10. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    Considering the nature and source of the information, it is almost certainly correct. An audit of the findings if incorrect would be a breach by Asus and leverage for Hasbro in the court proceedings.

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The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer release date was April 2011. Features and Specs include a 10.1" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, and Nvidia Tegra 2 T20 processor.

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