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ASUS Padfone now available in the States via Negri Electronics for $859.50

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ASUS Padfone now available in the States via Negri Electronics for $859.50
ASUS has offered its Transformer tablets that can change from a tablet to a docked laptop-type device. Now its most ambitious transforming device is available in the U.S. as Negri Electronics is making available the international version of the ASUS Padfone for $859.50. The deal also includes the Padfone Station, the accessory that turns the phone into a tablet. The Padfone was originally expected to launch last month, but ASUS Indonesia told the world that a shortage of the Qualcomm S4 processor was holding back the release of the device. 

Insert the Padfone into the Station dock to turn it into a tablet

Insert the Padfone into the Station dock to turn it into a tablet

The ASUS Padfone has a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display with qHD resolution and a pixel density of  256ppi. We know that the dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm snapdragon S4 CPU is under the hood with the Adreno 225 GPU running the graphics side of things. 1GB of RAM is onboard. On back you will find an 8MP camera with LED flash and f/2.2 aperture with videocam functionality. In front, the unit has a VGA front-facing shooter. There is 16GB of storage that can be expanded using the microSD slot. Android 4.0 is installed out of the box.

The Asus Padfone also comes with the Padfone Station. This tablet shell allows you to slip your phone into the dock and turn the Station into an Android 4.0 tablet. The Station comes with a 6,600mAh battery that also charges your phone at the same time it powers the Station. There is also a 3.5mm headset jack, mini USB port and a micro HDMI slot. And in case you are worried about using the phone's antenna to grab signals for your tablet, the Station has antennas for phone calls and for GPS. What the $859.50 doesn't buy is the Tablet Dock which adds a physical QWERTY keyboard to your Padfone Station, transforming it from a tablet to a laptop type device.

If you're the type that needs a smartphone, tablet and laptop, the ASUS Padfone offers you all three, driven by just one smartphone. If you're interested in ordering the device, click on the sourcelink. It seems like a great deal. After all, if you bought a Android 4.0 smartphone, tablet and a laptop, wouldn't you pay well over $859.50 for all three?

source: NegriElectronics via Phandroid

The ASUS Padfone can be purchased now from Negri Electronics

The ASUS Padfone can be purchased now from Negri Electronics


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posted on 09 Jun 2012, 19:00 3

1. phonepro (Posts: 19; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)


kinda expensive but it'll be worth it

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 19:05 5

2. andrew1953 (Posts: 175; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


Wow this is a brilliant setup/system that should be very successful. All in one phone/tablet/laptop with great battery life. Keen to know if in car navigation has voice guidance?

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 19:09 4

3. andrew1953 (Posts: 175; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


Wow this is a brilliant setup/system that should be very successful. All in one phone/tablet/laptop with great battery life. Keen to know if in car navigation has voice guidance? Can Negri Electronics ship it to Australia? What are the specifications for the International version?

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 19:12 4

4. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1957; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Not all that bad? (Price) but I'm going too wait for the tablet and laptop hybrid.... from ASUS..;-)

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 20:19 8

5. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Still cheaper than buying a top end smartphone and tablet

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 20:24 2

6. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I wish a US carrier would bring this with LTE I'd buy it hell

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 20:44 3

7. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


I wouldn't say "Expensive" as the phone alone would cost $500-700 at the least now add the tab- to expect an overall price of. $1000. So this package, at $850 is really nothing because some phones you purchase at that price and you only get a damn charger, disc, earpiece only. Now imagine what you get with the PadFone- a lot!

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 00:35 2

8. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


ASUS...mmm thumbs down, next

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 03:52

9. QinEmpire (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Not even useful with Android lol.
a laggy + redundant device

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 12:32 1

14. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Lol you really must not have a life or be just a sad guy if you have the time to troll on every Single android article

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 03:59

10. A.aoudi (Posts: 125; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


That is expensive but considering the fact that you buy a phone and a tablet this is not a bad buy but i doubt that it will be found in many markets.

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 06:14 1

11. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Where's the Infinity? ;_;

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 09:40

12. rob5150 (Posts: 120; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


i have a tablet and a phone. but there are plenty of times i am using my phone for one thing and tab for others at same time

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 14:15

15. kanonk (Posts: 14; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


You're doing it wrong.

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 16:47

16. rob5150 (Posts: 120; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


how am i doing it wrong?
if im watching a movie on netflix or a show on hulu.
or youtube. when you back out of app to do text or a phone call comes in your show stops.

i think that it is a novel idea, and has its uses.

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 17:01

17. Commentator (Posts: 2436; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


The PadFone nullifies the incoming call problem a bit because you can answer using the nifty bluetooth stylus. I'm in the same boat as you though, sometimes I'll be watching a movie on my laptop, browsing the internet on my tablet, and texting on my phone at the same time. It's nice to have the variety.

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 12:09

13. sportsinger75 (Posts: 71; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


Question is, does it work with AT&T 3G or not?

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 09:06

18. bdevnsh (Posts: 5; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


can it run external hard disk too with usb port?

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 06:49

19. jhattara (Posts: 33; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


According to this it should work.http://www.padfoneclub.com/pl/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?167

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 06:24

20. bdevnsh (Posts: 5; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


thank you for the link

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