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  • prophet001 - Tuesday, January 03, 2012 - link

    But how do you get a Transformer Prime? Reply
  • 3DoubleD - Tuesday, January 03, 2012 - link

    I think you wait for the stork to bring you one. Pre-ordering doesn't seem to help. The longer ASUS takes to fill my order, the longer I have to reconsider my choice to get one in the first place... not to mention the longer the list of reasons not get to this device (GPS, encrypted bootloader, reports of screen backlight bleed, ect). Reply
  • MantasPakenas - Tuesday, January 03, 2012 - link

    You hunt for it, and buy as soon as it's available :) I was lucky to have a good IT supplier, who informed that a stock of 10 units had hit the country (Lithuania). I reserved two, the rest were sold by the end of the day...

    These things fly, I just wonder how much demand ASUS anticipated, because ramping up production can take longer than it takes to make it obsolete by some Galaxy Tab 2 or similar :)
  • Camikazi - Tuesday, January 03, 2012 - link

    Come on Motorola you're up next! I want custom kernels for my Bionic dammit! Reply
  • holmberg - Tuesday, January 03, 2012 - link

    Anand, neither part of your review mentioned any issues with the GPS. Could you be a little more specific about why the GPS in the Prime isn't "powerful" or "high-quality"? What does that mean, exactly? Reply
  • holmberg - Tuesday, January 03, 2012 - link

    Reading the announcement on Facebook, I see that the problem is that the metal body reduces the GPS signal from the satellites. I think you reported that the metal body also reduced the WiFi signal. Apparently, they should have added a plastic antenna window, like the Mac Book Pro has. Reply
  • sprockkets - Tuesday, January 03, 2012 - link

    Douchebag apple patented that. How novel of them. Reply
  • phantom505 - Tuesday, January 03, 2012 - link

    Seriously? Who he hell is running the patent office? Not only is that not novel, I'm pretty sure it's on every aircraft ever built that has a transmitter... at least most of them.

    If they have to get around it they should just use thin film ceramic, which is what my device used (electronic jamming pod). It might even look "cooler" albeit slightly more expensive.
  • Zanegray - Wednesday, January 04, 2012 - link

    That's ridiculous they could patent that. Its because of tidbits of information like this that I don't buy any apple products. I just don't like how they do business. Reply
  • Beenthere - Tuesday, January 03, 2012 - link

    ...always it seems with problem plagued products. Reply
  • PhoenixEnigma - Tuesday, January 03, 2012 - link

    If the ICS update is anything like the more minor one, I'll be a happy camper. I'm pretty sure that's what I got OTA yesterday, so timely seems to be the word of the day. Would make a nice birthday present, too. Reply
  • nitram_tpr - Wednesday, January 04, 2012 - link

    Will new primes shipped by Asus after the 12th have ICS as standard?
    Also, will GPS functionality still be available? Or, will it be turned off and the option to turn it back on deleted?

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