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Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime: The most pre-ordered Android Honeycomb device of all time

Yo, Taylor, we’re really happy for you. We’re going to let you finish, but the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime had the most pre-orders for an Android Honeycomb device of all time.

Figures released by Currys and PC World are very much pointing to the above being true. Pre-order estimates for the multi-part Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet-cum-laptop beast are said to be “seven times greater than expected,” with numbers for pre-orders “already in their thousands.”

Mark Slater, Category Director at Dixons Retail, said in a statement that: “We are expecting the Transformer Prime to be in high demand when it arrives in January so anyone hoping to purchase one is strongly advised to pre-order now, in order to avoid missing out.”

Sadly, we we unable to find out of what the expected amount was, nor a more concrete figure for the pre-orders when we asked. At the very least, over two thousand, we can assume.

£499 is the pre-order price for an Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime from Currys and PC World. While the hybrid tablet won’t be released until the 12th of January, placing the ackers on the counter will guarantee that you’ll get one in the new year.

Available to pre-order in either gold or grey, you get 32GB of internal storage and the Qwerty keyboard dock thrown in. The dock features a track pad, USB 2.0 port and SD card slot, complimenting the mini HDMI, microSD and micro USB ports of the Transformer Prime’s tablet portion.

Powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 3 Kal-El quad-core CPU and 1GB of RAM the Prime sounds scarily powerful; shipping with 3.2 Honeycomb it’s also in line to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in due course.