ASUS has said that a 3G version of its extremely popular Transformer Prime tablet will not be coming into production by the end of Q1.

Earlier this month, media reports said that ASUS was expected to introduce the 3G-enabled Transformer. The company said that it expected to launch 3G version models for other high-end products in the Transformer family in the future to expand its tablet PC portfolio.

Last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, ASUS unveiled its new Transformer TF700T, a 10.1-inch Android tablet featuring a higher resolution of 1920x1200, full HD and Wi-Fi connectivity, which will go on sale in the second quarter of 2012. The introduction of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was also made in TF700T.

The company noted that the new TF700T would co-exist with the current Wi-Fi version of Transformer Prime. Also, ASUS has announced its intention to achieve an aggressive tablet shipment target of 6 million units in 2012.