ASUS Padfone Now Up in the US
A whopping $800 for a mobile phone docked in a tablet, this is what ASUS Padfone costs. It is already available in the US, through Negri Electronics. The Padfone made its first appearance in Taipei during Computex.
Instead of buying a separate tablet, mobile phone and notebook computer to store various files and media, ASUS banked on the idea in making the Padfone. The tablet could to be used for applications that require a bigger screen, as a charging dock for the smartphone or to extend its battery life.
The phone has the following specs: 4.3- inch, 960 x 540 pixels Super AMOLED display, a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor plus a 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB to 64 GB of storage. It runs on Google Android 4.0 Operating System. It is as well sports an 8MP rear camera and a front-facing VGA built-in cam.
The Padfone also ships with keyboard dock, to give your tablet that feeling of using an Android netbook. But the Asus Padfone being sold in the grey market doesn’t have this. So you might think twice in shelling out that kind of money, because not all of the peripherals are included even the Bluetooth headset is not.
There is no word yet when this gadget will be officially released.