Hasbro recently attempted to stop ASUS from selling their popular Transformer Prime tablet. This is one beast of a tablet – specs have it running OS 4.0, Tegra 3 quad-core processor with a 10.1-inch display. Hasbro stated that the name “Transformer Prime” would cause some confusion in the market for their Transformers toy brand. The judge denied Hasbro and declared that “There is nothing gimmicky about the Eee Pad Transformer or the Eee Pad Transformer Prime, nor can it be said that there is any similarity in the use or function between Hasbro and Asus’ products.”
Not too shocking news, but what came out of the court interactions were Transformer Prime shipping numbers. Apparently “as of February 24, 2012, it had received over 2,000 pre-orders … and that retailer fulfillment orders for the next two months total approximately 80,000 tablet computers.”
So at the end of February that’s 80,000 tablets shipped. ASUS did have a rough start with this tablet as they delayed its launch by a few weeks, initially caused by a poor Wi-Fi signal. However, the tablet quickly sold out across Canada and the United Stated. This does somewhat explain why at the beginning of March only 1.6% of Android devices run OS 4.0.
Regardless, the Transformer Prime is one the best tablets on the market.