Asus Padfone 2

The PadFone 2 can be yours right now, with a bit of work, thanks to a helpful guide put together by Redditor imkharn, who got himself a PadFone 2 from Taiwan (the sole market where the device is currently selling) via eBay. He then got it to work with an AT&T SIM, though only on 2G

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Although the Milan event was streamed live on YouTube, it’s possible that not all Asus ‘shippers — to borrow a term from those crazy cool kids — caught the unveiling of the PadFone 2, due to the time difference. Hence, Asus has made the press event available online for your viewing pleasure, where the man of the hour was the company’s chairman himself, Jonney Shih.

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Though we are only a couple of hours after the Padfone 2’s official unveiling in Taiwan, it’s pretty clear Asus prepared this day with much diligence, so we aren’t at all surprised at the amount of info and marketing materials coming from left and right.

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The official unveiling of Asus PadFone 2 has put us in a celebratory mood here. And there’s more reason for you to share our excitement. If details of the hybrid device’s expected global release and pricing were still missing earlier, we’re now ready to fill in the blanks.

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While the specs of the hybrid device have leaked ahead of its introduction, which gave us clues that it’d sport a larger 4.7-inch display, we haven’t heard much about the docking station of the device — the very same station that enables users to transform the phone into a tablet. Thankfully, we have several new sources to help fill in the information void.

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Asus might have not hit a home-run from its first attempt at a “3-in-1” Android device, but the Padfone has managed to intrigue many tech enthusiasts, who are all wondering “what if”. Millions of fingers are now crossed for the success of the Padfone 2, so it’s only natural for the hype to be growing as we get near the new hybrid’s unveiling.

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While we’ve known since may that 4G LTE was a possibility for the ASUS Padfone 2, as of Friday, it’s official. The device was just approved by the Global Certification Forum (GCF), and it is now known for certain that the ASUS Padfone 2 will be LTE-compatible.