The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer won’t be coming to the U.S. until the end of April. Supply shortages due to demand that has ‘exceeded expectations’ appear to be the cause for the push back in launch for the eager U.S. tablet buyers in need of the Transformer.
ASUS had launched the 10-inch Transformer in their home country of Taiwan last month and the U.K. has also received the tablet earlier this month.
Online the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer after the Apple iPad 2 has been the big focus for many tablet lovers, the meeting spot for those looking for an opportunity to win a Transformer or just official updates from ASUS has been the official Facebook Fan Page for Eee Pad and Eee Slate tablets.
The Transformer has been touted by many as the first real iPad challenger from the Android camp. How could the Transformer not be perceived to be the best challenger? The price is right at £379 starting ($399USD expected) and the optional keyboard dock is great but the features as a whole for the Transformer are very nice.
Just look at the main features offered with this tablet; 10.1-inch HD (1280×800)IPS LED back-lit display with capacitive multi-touch, Android 3.0 Honeycomb, 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor, Micro SD slot, USB & HDMI ports, optional dock w/ QWERTY keyboard, touchpad, a 3.5mm audio jack, 2x USB ports and SD card reader.
The delay is bad news for those eager to procure a Transformer, but for those yearning for Apple to be removed from their top spot in the tablet market the news of too much demand for the Transformer should bring a smile to your face.