ASUS Eee Pad Transformer

ASUS blames unexpected demand for Eee Pad Transformer shortages

ASUS blames unexpected demand for Eee Pad Transformer shortages

Shortages of ASUS' Eee Pad Transformer are apparently down to the tablet being a victim of its own success, according to the company's Taiwan spokesperson, not component shortages or anything else. Despite reports that ASUS could only build 10,000 Transformers per month because Apple had snapped up all the available display supplies, David Chang told Netbook News that in fact it was simply down to ASUS not expecting as many buyers as they've had.

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ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Sleeve Case Hands-On

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Sleeve Case Hands-On

While we put the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101 through its paces for the full SlashGear review yesterday, what we didn't mention was ASUS' official Sleeve Case with Smart Stand for the tablet. Like the iPad 2's Smart Cover, the Transformer Sleeve Case promises not only to protect your slate - while adding as little bulk as possible - but prop it up for media playback or on-screen typing. Read on to find out whether we reckon it's worth the money.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up, May 3 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up, May 3 2011

With BlackBerry World still rolling on, we've got plenty of exciting RIM news this morning, but first, make sure you check out the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer review by our man Chris Davies. Also, Asus will only be able to build 10K of these tabs per month, when they wanted to build 300K. But they plan to have the bottleneck in component supplies cleared up by June. Now, on to BlackBerry news, plus a new iMac, and lots of Android, including a special Ice Cream Sandwich from Google.

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ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Review

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Review

ASUS has been plugging away at tablets for years now, experimenting with convertible netbooks and trying to coax some semblance of finger-friendliness out of Windows. It's taken Android 3.0 Honeycomb and the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101 to actually deliver, however: an eye-catching hybrid offering the touch-usability of a slate and the content creation flexibility of a Keyboard Dock. Has Eee Pad outclassed iPad 2 or do the ASUS Transformer's two halves not quite add up to a whole? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Asus can only build 10K Eee Pad Transformer tablets per month

Asus can only build 10K Eee Pad Transformer tablets per month

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Android tablet launched late last month with tight supplies. Most of the tablets sold out quickly in the US at the various retailers who sold the Transformer leaving many shoppers empty handed and wondering why Asus didn’t just make more. The launch prioritized Europe over the US, but the supply wasn’t what Asus wanted to have in Europe either. A source has told Netbooknews why the tablet is in such short supply.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up, May 2nd 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up, May 2nd 2011

The biggest news this morning, of course, is that Osama bin Laden is dead, killed in a raid by the US Military. And the news was inadvertently broken first on Twitter by one Sohaib Athar, who is now begging media to leave him alone so he can get some sleep! In other news, BlackBerry World is happening now, and we are loaded up with BlackBerry news, including the news that the BlackBerry PlayBook will be getting updates every few weeks to get the somewhat disappointing software up to speed. Already, there is news that the PlayBook will be getting Video Chat and Facebook apps in May. Read on to see all the BlackBerry news, and much more, including Thunderbolt, Nokia, ASUS, Motorola and Apple.

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Eee Pad Transformer launches and short supply is almost gone already

Eee Pad Transformer launches and short supply is almost gone already

Asus created a lot of buzz with its cool Android tablet called the Eee Pad Transformer when the tablet was unveiled a few months back. Asus had previously warned that the tablet would have low supply at launch and that it would be prioritizing the UK for the launch. The launch day was reported to be April 26 a few days ago and that day is here. Asus has the official launch page up on its website with links to all of the sellers that are carrying the Transformer at launch.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – April 24, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – April 24, 2011

This week's tech news roundup highlights the Apple and Samsung legal battle, our Samsung Galaxy SII extreme unboxing, cloud computing problems for both Amazon and the PlayStation Network, Apple's Q2 earnings, the white iPhone 4, the iPhone 5, and details on various smartphones and tablets including the BlackBerry Playbook, G-Slate, G2x, HTC Flyer, and the Acer Iconia Tab.

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