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Transformer Demand More Than Meets The Eye, Says Asus

If the Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet is in short supply these days it’s not because of quality control issues or component shortages that have prevented production from hitting intended levels.

No, the shortage is due to greater-than-expected demand. Or that’s the official word from Asus, anyway.

“Initial demand for the Eee Pad Transformer has been far beyond our expectations,” Asus spokesperson John Swatton told thinq_, adding that the company has been ramping up production to meet it. “Various sources are saying that production has slowed. This is untrue. Production has been increasing steadily since the first shipments left the factory, and we will continue to see increasing quantities.”

What does that mean specifically? An expected run of 100,000 units in May and another 200,000+ units in June. Which puts the company on track to hit its stated sales goal of 300,000.