Asus Prices Eee Transformer Prime at £499, Including Dock - Pre-Orders Allegedly Live

By Gary Cutlack on at

According to Asus, its Eee Pad Transformer Prime should be available to pre-order from today, with the company bundling a keyboard dock in with the new tablet and asking for £499 to get your name on the list.

We can't actually find the new quad-core Tegra 3 tablet listed on any of its suggested retail partners, though, so it looks like the announcement is a little premature.

There is some good news, though. Asus has once again confirmed the imminent arrival of Android 4.0 for the Transformer Prime, claiming the upgrade will "soon to be available through an over-the-air update."

It'll need to get the tablet into shops first, though, as this alleged pre-order campaign doesn't actually come with any firm release date. January 2012 is still the most concrete launch window we have so far. [Asus UK]

Literally seconds after we hit "Publish" on the above speculation, Ebuyer popped up with a pre-order page -- claiming the Tranny Prime will arrive here on January 12th.