ASUS has stated that their Italian release for the Eee Pad Transformer Prime will be delayed, but the tablet will be preinstalled with the highly anticipated Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Only the Wi-Fi capable version of the tablet will be available, however.

ASUS has just announced that the Italian release of Eee Pad Transformer Prime will be delayed to the end of January next year, but for good reason. Sources state that the release will come with Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), which gives credibility to the recent reports of ASUS readying Android 4.0 upgrades for existing tablets in the coming months. Thus far, the only device that is officially known to be running Android ICS is the Samsung GALAXY Nexus smartphone. The release will probably make the Transformer Prime one of the first tablets with the new mobile operating system. It has also been confirmed by ASUS that that WiFi-only version will be launched, which shadows the release strategy of Germany, in view of the redundancy of mobile data capabilities on tablets whereby smartphones and their tethering technology can cater adequately.  

Source: Slash Gear