ASUS denies Transformer Prime 3G on roadmap

Jan 16, 2012
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ASUS denies Transformer Prime 3G on roadmap

ASUS still has no plans for a 3G-enabled Transformer Prime the company has insisted, despite roadmap information from earlier this month to the contrary. "No such product exists on [the] current roadmap" an ASUS statement to Focus Taiwan claims, though 3G versions of other "high-end products in the Transformer family" are likely in the future.

Exactly which products ASUS has in mind is unclear. The Transformer series currently consists of three models, the original Transformer - of which a 3G version already exists - and the Transformer Prime launched late last year, along with the new Transformer Prime 700 series with a 1080p-capable display and redesigned back cover for improved wireless performance, announced at CES last week.

However, with the success of both Transformer and Transformer Prime, more products in the series seems likely. ASUS also revealed the Eee Pad MeMo at CES, though it is not part of the Transformer series and, so far, there's no sign of a 3G-enabled version.

Back in early December, ASUS Germany first broke the news that no UMTS/HSPA version of the Transformer Prime would be offered, claiming demand for 3G-enabled tablets was too low to make it worthwhile.


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