ASUS’ Transformer Prime Android tablet is back in stock at Best Buy. The 32GB version of the device is priced at $500 with free shipping. The Prime can only be ordered online – no in-store pickup is available. The device is expected to ship within 1 business day.
Check out Best Buy’s product page here. Note that in the past, Best Buy has sold out of their Prime inventory relatively quickly.
It’s a Christmas miracle! Well, almost. ASUS’ Transformer Prime Android tablet is now in stock and shipping from Best Buy’s warehouses. As you can see above, the device is expected to ship from Best Buy within a day, just barely missing Christmas. At this time, if you overnight the device you’ll likely be able to get it by Tuesday, December 27th.
To order the Prime visit this link. The Gray 32GB version of the device is the only one currently in stock.
Earlier today, Amazon emailed its customers to let them know that the Transformer Prime will be available for preorder. Just hours later, Best Buy emailed its preorder customers, telling them that the Prime was backordered, above.
Best Buy originally listed the Prime’s ETA as December 18th, but evidently the company did not receive its inventory in time. In its email, Best Buy notes that it expects to ship Prime preorders within the next “1-2 weeks,” but that hardly builds confidence. Worse yet, Best Buy confirms that those who preordered the Prime may not receive their device until after Christmas.
ASUS has stated that it will start shipping the Prime during the week of December 19th. However it remains unclear when that stock will trickle through to retailers. The only other bit of info we have is from NewEgg, which lists the Prime’s ship date as December 27th.
Verizon’s version of the Galaxy Nexus was expected to launch last Friday, according to a few tipsters who got their hands on a screenshot of an internal Verizon database. However, Friday came and passed with no Verizon Galaxy Nexus in sight. To make matters worse, a screenshot of a Verizon memo indicated that the device’s launch date had been delayed. The same memo also suggested that some stores may already have the Galaxy Nexus in stock – stores were just prevented from releasing their Galaxy Nexus inventory for sale.
It appears that at least one Best Buy location didn’t get word of the Galaxy Nexus’ delayed release, however. According to the receipt above, a Best Buy location in Kansas apparently sold a Verizon Galaxy Nexus unit to a customer…on contract, no less. Images from the buyer show the device, clad in Verizon branding, unboxed and ready to use. Droid-Life is also reporting that some Verizon stores sold the Galaxy Nexus to a few customers as well.
The good news here is that it does appear that the Galaxy Nexus will be launched on December 15th, as many sources have reported. While it may be infuriating to think that Verizon Galaxy Nexus units are sitting unboxed in the back of Verizon Retail and Best Buy stores, the good news is that the device will likely be released in just three short days.
Source: Android Central
The Samsung Nexus S, the latest version of the so-called Google phone, was released late last year. On Sunday, the device finally made its way over to AT&T thanks to an exclusive launch by Best Buy.
With a 4-inch 800×480 display, 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, 16GB of storage, 5MP camera, NFC, WiFi and Bluetooth, the Nexus S is a capable competitor to Apple’s iPhone 4. And Best Buy is offering the Nexus S for a reasonable $100, making the device one of the more attractively priced Android smartphones available for AT&T.
It’s unclear how involved AT&T has been with the Nexus S launch. The carrier has been noticeably quiet about the device’s release, and there is no sign of the Nexus S on AT&T’s website. Best Buy typically does not secure exclusive rights to carrier-subsidized phones, leaving us to wonder how exactly Best Buy landed the Nexus S.
Either way, the Nexus S gives AT&T customers a pure Android 2.3 experience at an attractive, subsidized $100 price point.
ASUS’ Eee Pad Transformer has dipped in and out of stock at Amazon, but as of now Amazon has the 16GB version of the device in stock for a low $398, with free shipping. Just add the Transformer to your cart, and you’ll see the device’s $398 price tag pop up.
If you need a bit more storage, pick up the 32GB version of the Transformer for $500. Or, you can save yourself $80 and just buy a $20 16GB microSD card and slide that into the Transformer’s microSD card slot.
Amazon also has the Transformer’s dock for $186, although this deal is through a third party Amazon seller, and there are only 10 left currently. If you don’t need the dock now, you can save yourself $36 by ordering through Best Buy, where shipping times are 1 to 2 weeks.