Asus Italy has reported on its Facebook page that the Transformer Prime won't be making it in time for the Christmas shopping season, and when it does arrive at the end of January, it will be without 3G. In the post, Asus explains away the need for a 3G model at all, pointing to the wide availability of tethering on Android phones, before adding that Ice Cream Sandwich will come preloaded when the tablet eventually launches, "provided that there are no delays from Google." Google released the Android 4.0 source code a month ago, so we're not really sure what could prevent Asus from shipping it in January. While the delay shouldn't affect the American release — the last we heard Asus was sticking to its "week of December 19th" target — the setback in Italy could be part of a wider holdup across Europe.