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.
The ASUS Padfone, which was unveiled earlier this year at the Mobile World Conference, was expected to revolutionize the world of mobile technology. The device is certainly unique, and all-encompassing, with its ability to change from a smartphone to a tablet using a Padstation, which can further be used as a laptop using a keyboard dock. Unfortunately, this revolution costs $860 in the US, with no carrier willing to subsidize rates in sight.
If you have shelled out the big amount, and are a proud owner of this revolutionary tech, you’ll be happy to know that a firmware update is now available for the ASUS Padfone. Taking the build to the version 188.8.131.52, this [...]
The Asus Padfone smartphone/tablet/netbook hybrid really caused a stir back at the MWC, where it was officially unveiled, and ever since February we’ve been asking ourselves if Asus’ innovative creation could really shake things up around the market.
Just 24 hours after finding out that Asus is negotiating with several US carriers to bring a subsidized Padfone to the land of the free and home of the brave, we’re excited to let you know that the gadget is already up for sale in the United States.
Unfortunately, we’re talking about a pretty expensive unlocked version of the Padfone, so you should think long and hard before deciding to purchase “one of the [...]
Android Authority’s Computex 2012 journey continues with another hands-on preview of an interesting Android device. This time around we’re looking at the Asus Padfone, a smartphone that quickly becomes a tablet, which in turn can be docked in its own, custom keyboard dock to be transformed into a laptop.
The device will cost around $900 when it launches, and while that may seem like a steep price, we’ll remind you that you’ll be getting not one, but two devices, an Android smartphone and an Android tablet. In case you want to purchase a decent smartphone and an equally powerful tablet from other Android makers you’ll probably spend around [...]
Crikey, who would’ve guessed that the Asus Padfone would be making its way to down under so soon.
Well, we did kind of report it a couple of days ago, but we were only expecting the Padfone to come in July — at least that’s what Asus Australia said. The early availability of the device is good news nonetheless for our Aussie readers who are looking to get an Android phone and tablet combo.
Thanks to the folks at Phandroid, we can tell you that the unlocked model of Asus Padfone is now available for purchase on Mobicity. The promotional price that they are charging for the phone and tablet package is AU$899, which roughly translates to about $890 in [...]
Having trouble choosing between 2012’s Phone of the Year candidate Samsung Galaxy S3 and the shape-shifting Asus Padfone?
Check out the quick comparison video below to see how the two smartphones stack up against each other. To make things even more interesting, we’ve also thrown last year’s best-selling Android phone, the Samsung Galaxy S2 into the mix, so make that a three-way visual comparison.
The red hot Samsung Galaxy S3 is the more attractive offering compared to the two. But for those who like the idea of a device within a device (within a device), the Asus Padfone should make for one worthy purchase. The complete package of the Padfone will cost you [...]
We’ve been hearing for a long while now about the fabled Google tablet, presumably called the Nexus 7.
The 7-inch slate will be powered by Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 chip and will be manufactured by ASUS. Perhaps the most important tidbit we’ve learned so far about the Google tablet is its pricing, which will supposedly be in the $150-$250 range. Now that we’ve seen Nvidia’s Kai platform and Acer’s Iconia Tab 110, the $200 price tag seems increasingly probable.
The general consensus is that Google will launch the Nexus tablet at the Google I/O conference taking place in San Francisco at the end of June. But up until now, all we’ve got was speculations and [...]
Well, Australia is certainly having a good week when it comes to device announcements and releases. ASUS today confirmed on Facebook that both the ASUS Padfone and the Transformer Pad TF700/Infinity are expected to be available in Australia in July, when asked on the ASUS Australia Facebook page.
Ok, not great news with the wait longer than a month, but at least the announcement gives you enough time to start saving up to buy the devices that are both going to feature hefty price tags. As a reminder, here is a quick recap of the specifications of both truly amazing devices.
ASUS Padfone specs4.3″ Super AMOLED capacitive [...]
Unveiled back at MWC in March, the Asus Padfone was one of the stars of the technology trade show. One of the most original devices of the past couple of year, the smartphone-within-a-tablet-within-a-netbook (it’s got a stylus too) seems almost too good to be true.
After being first previewed more than a year ago, the Padfone should finally hit the Western markets sometimes soon. The all-in-one device has already been priced and released in Taiwan, and it’s expected to hit Europe by the end of May. The United States launch is not yet confirmed, but a fresh official demo video should get the level of hype surrounding the Padfone to new levels, so an American [...]