While a minor inconvenience for many waiting to snag this great tablet, this bodes well for Android tablets in general as the Eee Pad Transformer has been receiving generally positive reviews. At several outlets the backorder is significant as retailers are having trouble keeping up with the demand.
One thing that sets this tablet apart and what gives it its namesake is the fact that this Tablet can turn into a netbook, sporting a full QWERTY keyboard and multitouch trackpad.
The other compelling aspect of the Transformer is its fantastic price, coming in at $399 for the 16GB model, $499 for th 32GB model and $149 for the dock it is VERY competitively priced against similar products like the Apple iPad 2 and the Motorola XOOM both much higher in price for similar specs.
[EDIT:] Netbooknews is reporting that ASUS says that the shortage is due to extremely high demand and not supply shortages.