Some Transformer Prime pre-orders delayed, canceled

Asus has been adamant that the Eee Pad Transformer Prime will be available this week, even after reports emerged that the device was pushed back due to Wi-Fi issues. Now, Engadget reports that people who pre-ordered the device at Amazon and Best Buy have received less than encouraging e-mails about the tablet's availability.

Reportedly, Best Buy's e-mails to customers state "that shipments have been 'back-ordered,' and delayed by one to two weeks." Amazon, meanwhile, has been telling some of its customers that their pre-orders were "inadvertently canceled." The e-tailer is offering $10 gift cards "to make up for the inconvenience."

A quick look at the online listings shows the Transformer Prime is temporarily out of stock at Amazon and not available either online or for store pickup via Best Buy's website. Whether that's due to a delay or just limited supply, it sounds like some Christmas shoppers may have to find a different tablet to buy this year.

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