ASUS PadFone launching in Australia on August 14th for $999
Ladies & gentlemen, it’s finally here. ASUS have finally unleashed the marvellous PadFone onto our shores. While we haven’t been able to have a hands-on with the device as of yet, we are incredibly enthusiastic about the overall concept.
ASUS has today announced that the PadFone will being sold in Australia beginning on August 14th. Harvey Norman appears to be the retailer of choice, with the PadFone going for $999 outright. That is, for the phone, tablet dock and Bluetooth stylus as a package. The keyboard dock will apparently not be included for this already hefty price. Yes, you are receiving a phone and tablet, but the lack of the keyboard dock in the package is quite a disappointing one.
We can’t wait to get our hands on the PadFone and will be trying to get a review unit in ASAP. So, if you’re after the ‘mythical’ PadFone then now is your time. Well, August 14 is your time! Is the $999 price-tag too high for you to grab one of these or will you still be looking at a PadFone?
If you’re interested in a cheaper, grey import version, MobiCity have it going for $899.
|Operating System||Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.x|
|Processor||Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait|
|Screen||540 x 960 pixels, 4.3 inches (phone)|
|Camera||8 MP camera, VGA front facing camera|
|Storage||16/32 GB Internal memory, with an expandable micro SD card slot|
|Weight||129g + PadFone Station|
|Battery||Li-Ion 1520 mAh, up to 440 hours standby time|