Just when I was putting the finishing touches on my alien-focused MWC 2013 preview, I came across a video teaser of Asus’s presence at the event. And guess what, the clip is also centered on extraterrestrial beings.
In a world dominated by Samsung, the Asus Padfone 2 stands out as truly innovative. Join as we go through its specs and features in our Padfone 2 review.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One look at this thing and you’ll be singing the praises of ASUS no doubt. However, the Transphone is not meant to be a ripoff of the better-known Padfone, it just happened to be made in the same era as the latter. At least, that’s what ExoTablet, the company behind Transphone wants you to believe. Whether or not they will be successful in selling more units than ASUS is still up for grabs.
We first heard about the Padfone 2 way back in May. Despite initial rumors saying that the second-gen hybrid will only be released around mid-2013, it now seems that the launch is just around the corner. Otherwise, how can you explain the number of leaks piling up in the last few days?
Despite the first Padfone failing to gain traction, Asus seems to still believe in the concept, and, according to a leaked benchmark, it is now pushing forward with a revamped version of the two-in-one gadget.
Asus has taken the Padfone on a world tour, but there are several countries on the map that the company hasn’t included so far, such as India. If word on the street is accurate, that may about to change real soon.