OVERWHELMING DEMAND for Asus' hybrid tablet, the Eee Pad Transformer, has seen the device sell out in the UK, with the next wave of stock due to arrive in the next few weeks.
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer won the race to be the first tablet on sale in the UK to run Android 3.0 Honeycomb on 6 April. Asus has said that the initial batches of stock that were shipped to the UK are now entirely sold out.
Asus has confirmed that the device is sold out but was unable to give out any sales figures when we requested them.
Demand for the tablet "has been far beyond our expectations", said Asus. Additional testing procedures for the Transformer have meant delays for a number of shipments of the device to the UK and the next stock is due at the end of April or early in May.
Amazon.co.uk currently has availability for the gadget down as 1 June, priced at £429.99 for the tablet with the keyboard dock.
We shouldn't have to wait until June for stock though, as Asus said that the additional stock will be distributed between Comet, PC World, Currys and Carphone Warehouse.
The tablet come netbook runs on a 1GHz dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor with 1GB of RAM. It has a 10.1-inch LED backlit multi-touch touchscreen display with 1280x800 resolution. µ