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ASUS speaks out over Transformer Prime bootloader brouhaha, says to relax

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A bit of a stink has errupted over the weekend as more and more ASUS Transformer Primes finally started getting into users’ hands, and said users discovered the bootloader is locked down tight.  That really shouldn’t be a surprise, and the suggestion that ASUS partook in false advertising for not mentioning the bootloader on the box is, at least, ridiculous. (For what its worth, the review unit we received wasn’t  [Read More…]

ASUS Transformer Prime Review: greatness disguise sold separately

ASUS Transformer Prime Review: greatness disguise sold separately

Spoiler alert: the ASUS Transformer Prime is the best Android tablet that money can buy. It’s usually considered bad form to give away the conclusion of a review in the opening paragraph, but there’s no use in trying  [Read More…]

ASUS Transformer Prime bootloader locked up tight

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Really, ASUS? You endear yourselves to the community by adopting the Prime name for your insanely powerful Tegra 3 tablet and then completely violate the spirit of it by locking the bootloader on the Transformer Prime?

According to the fine folks over at XDA-Developers the bootloader on the Prime is locked with 128 bit AES encryption. After all the hue and cry about this issue and the warm reception to the  [Read More…]

ASUS Transformer Prime getting a speed boost with latest update

ASUS Transformer Prime

Ye olde inbox this morning is alerting us to an update headed into the ASUS Tranformer Prime. The quad-core tablet, which is still awaiting its promised Ice Cream Sandwich Update, is now at software version 8.8.3.33-20111223. And in addition to some overall increased snappiness, we’re hearing that the camera’s launching much faster as well. Seeing any other improvements? Let’s hear ’em!

More: Transformer Prime forums; thanks to everyone who sent  [Read More…]

Lawsuits Galore! Hasbro sues ASUS over Transformer Prime name

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Who knew we’d cover so many lawsuits and patents today? This evening’s lawsuit actually makes a bit of sense, though it leaves us asking what the heck took so long. Toy maker Hasbro is suing ASUS, claiming that naming ASUS’s latest tablet the Transformer Prime is in violation of Hasbro’s brand copyright. Hasbro is seeking damages and a temporary halt of sales of the quad-core Tegra 3 Transformer Prime tablet in  [Read More…]

ASUS Transformer Prime games

Transformer Prime

The ASUS Transformer Prime is the first of the next generation Android tablets, packing the brand new quad-core Tegra 3 chip and offering a boatload of performance while managing the battery life.  We’ve sort of fell in love with it because of it’s thin and light build and the way it runs Honeycomb.  It would be the tablet to get if you’re in the market for one.

Something that you’ve heard us  [Read More…]

Amazon forced to cancel some ASUS Transformer Prime preorders

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ASUS Transformer Prime

Here’s one of those good news/bad news things: It looks like the ASUS Transformer Prime and its new quad-core Tegra 3 internals is proving to be quite popular. Too popular. So popular, in fact, that Amazon’s canceling some preorders, citing a lack of availability. Here’s the e-mail that’s going ’round:

Due to a lack of availability from our suppliers, we will not be able to obtain  [Read More…]

Select GameStop stores will provide hands-on time with the Transformer Prime this weekend

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Want to spend some quality time with the sold-out Asus Transformer Prime this weekend before it hits stores on December 19th? GameStop announced today that select stores nationwide will have the Transformer Prime available for demo beginning this weekend. Unfortunately they didn’t provide a list of locations, so you will have to contact your local store and ask about the promo.

Let us know in the comments if you find a store that  [Read More…]

Amazon canceling some Transformer Prime pre-orders

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One of our twitter followers, WWJoshDew, shared a picture with us via his twitter account of an email he received from Amazon’s customer service team. Apparently, Amazon sold out of the Transformer Prime so fast that they outsold their pre-order stock. As a result, Amazon is contacting some customers advising them that their preorder has been cancelled.

Amazon is citing lack of availability from suppliers as their reason for cancelling orders,  [Read More…]

Look for the Transformer Prime around the week of Dec. 19, ASUS says

ASUS Transformer Prime

Despite a number of recent unsourced stories to the contrary, we unfortunately still don’t have a firm sales date for the ASUS Transformer Prime. We do, however have a ballpark window — ASUS has told us to “expect availabilty in North America to start the week of 12/19 based on pre-order fulfillments and inbound shipment schedules.” Online availability may hit a week sooner, around Dec. 12.

So, expect updates over the  [Read More…]