Asus may be limited to the production of only 10k Transformer tablets per month
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The much anticipated Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet was finally released last week, only to have supplies finished within hours. Sadly, it seems that the tablet’s hype is not the only reason behind the dwindling quantities, as a report indicates that Asus has been simply unable to procure the necessary numbers.
According to sources cited by Netbooknews.com, Asus is unable to deliver more than 10,000 units per month and these shortages will not be overcome till mid-June. To make matters worse, Asus appears to be helpless in obtaining the missing components even if they were willing to pay more money.
With the devastating tsunami that swept through Japan recently, all sorts of manufacturers have experienced shortages in acquiring the necessary pieces for their devices. Furthermore, we previously reported that RIM’s PlayBook tablet suffered delays due to Apple booking most of the necessary components, and that same issue may have factored in Asus’s woes. Thankfully, Asus seems to be intent on figuring out a way to deliver 300,000 tablets per month, so hopefully the shortages won’t last very long.