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Typo in title is left over from source Still, news is good.

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When tasked with the question of how many Transformers are you currently producing monthly? We got a concrete response of an expected 100,000 units in May and 200,000+ units to be hitting the streets in June.

When asked when the shortage will be over Chang expects that “we will see a significant alleviation in the month of Juneâ€. This confirms what we’ve already been hearing about volumes increasing mid June. Chang also noted that “If the demand continues to increase substantially then we will have to continue to ramp up production in order to fulfill our customers’ demand.†Which is good news since the message appears to be loud and clear that we need more, a lot more!
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Anyone not expecting short supply on these guys was mad. Especially considering the keyboard dock that it includes. Far better than iPad alternatives in my experience and opinion.
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I was expecting short supply, but not as short as it's been.
    
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I was expecting short supply, but not as short as it's been.
With it's specs, I was expecting Landslide sales, Asus probably was as well. They were just a bit on the cautious side because of the Xoom not being a hit
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Im trying to be patient...


Anyone know of micro center shipping them? There site claims shipping in 5 - 7 days... But would hate to order and then be told no a week later..
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With it's specs, I was expecting Landslide sales, Asus probably was as well. They were just a bit on the cautious side because of the Xoom not being a hit
That's the thing. I was expecting landslide sales as well. However, I'd be surprised if they've even come close to XOOM launch sales, even at half the price and much more hype.
    
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That's the thing. I was expecting landslide sales as well. However, I'd be surprised if they've even come close to XOOM launch sales, even at half the price and much more hype.
XOOM had Lackluster sales though. To high of a price for the most part.
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XOOM had Lackluster sales though. To high of a price for the most part.
Again, that's my point. The XOOM had lackluster sales, and I bet it still outsold the Transformer. Not because the demand isn't there for the Transformer, but the supply isn't.
    
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XOOM had Lackluster sales though. To high of a price for the most part.
and bad marketing where I live
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and bad marketing where I live
I've not really heard about it's sales performance in the Asian market (though I was reading something about China having an awesome $500 iPad killer that was doing really well.)

Over here there were plenty of ads on TV, Magazines, Papers, Instore, etc. Though, most models being $800 left the general population out from owning one.
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