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….
ASUS Australia recently stated on their Facebook page that the PadFone would be hitting stores in the “July time-frame.” One month before ASUS’ projected official Australian release, MobiCity has placed it on sale. The PadFone is now available for Australians through a grey import scheme – which is fine by us!
If you’ve forgotten what the PadFone is packing, you’ll find a:
- 4.3′ qHD super AMOLED display (960×540)
- Dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor
- 16GB internal storage, up to 32GB expandable
- 1GB RAM
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- Lithium 1520 mAh battery (+10 hours of extended battery life in the tablet!)
- 129 grams
- 128 x 65.4 x 9.2mm
As per usual, MobiCity have the PadFone on sale for a higher than …
ASUS yesterday announced via its Facebook page that the Transformer Pad 300 (TF300) is now available! You can grab it from several Australian retailers, as seen here. The TF300 is ASUS’ budget-friendly Transformer Pad, yet it still runs on a quad-core Tegra 3 processor as well as having up to 15 hours of battery life on one charge and an HD screen.
However, this is not the only news ASUS has let out in the last few days. ASUS has been nice enough to respond to fans’ questions on its Facebook page and let everyone know that two new high-end and revolutionary devices will be making their way down under in July. The feature-packed older brother of the TF300, …
When the Padfone was released at MWC this year, many people voiced different opinions on the device. Everyone did, however, say one thing consistently – “That’s pretty damn cool.” Personally, I was sceptical about the device – I saw many a flaw in design concept. Regardless, ASUS thinks very highly of their 3-in-1 concept, and it looks like they’re going to stick with it!
Through a leaked image from an ASUS employee strategy briefing presentation, we learn that ASUS is looking to continue the Padfone. But that’s just about all we know for the moment.
In the image they call the unknown device a “ticket to be a Key player” – while the original is referred to as the, “ticket …
Many Android and non-Android users from around the globe have been patiently awaiting the ASUS PadFone. Now in all of its glory, the PadFone (along with its tablet and keyboard docks) has been unboxed and demonstrated in a 17 minute video. We know what you’re thinking – “no chance I’m watching 17 minute video” – however, this clip is sure to not bore!
If you’ve forgotten, the PadFone is ASUS’ first try at a mobile phone after great success in the tablet field. ASUS has melded together their areas of expertise and provided a platform in which a phone can be a phone, a tablet or a laptop – truly innovative! The phone itself is quite light and thin, but …
Earlier this year ASUS blew us away with the announcement of the PadFone and the newer Transformer Pads. While these tablets and phone looked beastly, we were completely left in the dark as to pricing and release dates. The PadFone was slated to makes its debut in April, but ASUS has said that it will be making an appearance in European stores come late May. If you’re looking for a new tablet or phone, following are the release dates and prices for the new line from ASUS.
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The phone and tablet dock (PadFone station) will come in bundled at €700 ($890 AUD).
As mentioned before, the 3G model of the PadFone should be released …
ASUS have confirmed that the much-anticipated PadFone will be launching in April 2012. This was announced in a quiet manner on ASUS’ official Google+ page:
The PadFone was in my opinion the most exciting announcement of Mobile World Congress, besides for maybe the HTC One series. In any case, this is one (or three?) extremely exciting product which could potentially change the smartphone/tablet/stylus ecosystem. Seriously, who would’ve ever thought you’d be making a call from your stylus?
We haven’t heard any word on pricing as of yet, but ASUS has mentioned above that we will know within a few weeks. This comes with a lack of an Australian announcement, but we will surely be hearing of that too within …
ASUS all-too-recently announced the Padfone at this year’s Mobile World Congress and boy was it a hit. The things you could do with this pad/phone/laptop are endless and ASUS seems to agree with me on that one. The manufacturer of this revolutionary piece of technology has put an advertisment up on YouTube to demonstrate how the all-in-one features of this device can get you through your day.
After the series of teasers we received from ASUS we expected big things from the actual advertisement, and without a doubt ASUS lived up to the expectations. This long 2:38 minute commercial shows off the Padfone in daily life. Without a doubt, the coolest (or most gimmicky, I haven’t decided yet) feature would …
After much teasing and waiting, ASUS have finally shown us what they have to offer so far at Mobile World Congress. After they hit us up with those three incredibly provoking and excitement-building teaser videos, ASUS have made three big announcements.
The first is a part of their new Transformer Pad Infinity Series. The Transformer Pad Infinity 700 has quite a list of features. Some of the main specs include:
- 10” IPS display (1920×1200 pixel resolution)
- Powered by either quad-core Tegra 2 (or 3?) chipset clocked at 1.6GHz (WiFi only), or a
- 1.5GHz Qualcomm dual-core for 3G/4G radios.
- 8.5mm thick
However, we don’t really care about the new Transformer tablets, do we? What we really care about is the ‘revolutionary’ …