Asus says that it has delayed the launch of its Eee Pad Transformer device in the UK because overwhelming sales have resulted in a supply shortage.
Earlier the company promised that the device would arrive in the UK on April 6, but partner retailers moved the launch date to June 1 with Asus informing that the device will be a couple of months late.
According to Cnet (opens in new tab), the company posted on its UK Facebook page that the device was delayed "due to the fact the initial demand has been far beyond our expectations, the first 2-3 batches have entirely all sold out much quicker than we had planned".
“We've heard you all loud and clear, but, as you've seen, it's been extremely difficult for us to accumulate accurate and timely information for all our fans. We hope this rearrangement will help you better!” the company added.
Asus must be pleased with the reason behind the delay, but eager users who are waiting for the device or have already pre-ordered it have flooded the company’s Facebook page for the further clarification.
Th Eee Pad Transformer is a tablet computer with a keyboard dock witheight hours of battery life on its own and 16 hours when docked.