The ASUS Transformer Prime, which appeared in stock at Best Buy last week, has been quickly sold out and is currently listed as not available.

Following this, there was some good news with the device being available for preorder at GameStop for $540. GameStop was charging $40 more for the Prime than most other retailers. But it appears that the device has been sold out in GameStop as well for it is presently listed as not available. GameStop is expecting the preordered devices to be shipped by Jan. 6, 2012. Already the reports suggest that it has become the most pre-ordered tablet that utilizes the Honeycomb Android OS in history.

Rumors have been going around on the reasons for the delay in the shipment of the devices. Earlier, there was a rumor that the Asus Transformer Prime release date would be pushed back due to some Wi-Fi issues. Asus was quick to dismiss the rumors.

Asus has recently released a statement, which says that the company is as of now filling the inventory pipelines and that the manufacturer will be able to reach normal inventory levels in January for the North American market based on current orders and forecasts. The price for the Asus Transformer Prime begins at $499 for the 32 GB and goes up to $599 for the 64 GB version.

The super Eee Pad Transformer Prime features a Super IPS+ LCD touchscreen that operates at a resolution of 1280 x 800 and has a pixel density of 149PPI. It runs on nVidia's new Tegra 3 chipset, with its quad-core CPU clocked to 1.3GHz. Besides this, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime has the 8-megapixel primary camera which will offer autofocus, LED flash and geo-tagging, as well as 1080P video capture.