We reported back in June that the Asus Padfone was already available to purchase in Australia from Mobicity. Evidently, only now does Asus seems comfortable enough to share its plan of officially bringing the combo device to ‘Down Under’. The launch date of the Padfone in Australia has been officially set for August 14.
You can get the smartphone and tablet combo at Harvey Norman for AU$999. Just to make it clear, the price covers both the Padfone and the Padstation. Compared with what they’re selling for in the US, the price tag seems rather steep, but think of it as getting two great devices for the price of one.
When talking about USP, one can’t get more unique than the Asus Padfone. On its own, the PadFone is a very capable smartphone sporting a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display and dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor. Combined with the Padstation, which will only function when you place the Padfone inside, you get a full-fledged 10.1-inch tablet with 1280 x 800 resolution that packs an extra 6,600mAh battery. The fun doesn’t end there because you can also add a keyboard dock for that laptop-like experience.
If you’re looking for the best deal on the Asus Padfone, the online retailer mentioned earlier is selling the 16GB model of the same combo for AU$889.
So, will you give the Asus Padfone and Padstation a go?
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Despite the fact the that the Australian dollar is valued above or equal to the US dollar, we consistently pay considerably for devices such as this. The Nexus 7, for example is $AU250 for the 8gb model; the iPad 2 was over $AU500 for most of its time on the shelves here.
i got my padfone off ebay for $950AU which included a 32GB padfone, station, station dock, and the headset styless.