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Asus PadFone 2 will arrive in Europe and Asia by end-December, prices revealed

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Asus PadFone 2 will arrive in Europe and Asia by end-December, prices revealed
The Asus PadFone 2 got first unveiled in Taiwan earlier today, and now there is a second event dedicated to the European launch of the phone-in-tablet combo. This one is in Milan, Italy, and it tells us the PadFone 2 will arrive in Europe and Asia by the end of December 2012.

Here is the list of markets that will first get the device:

Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and U.A.E.

Notably, the United States is absent from the list, but Asus is saying it will be updating it with new countries soon, so stay tuned.

UPDATE: And now we have the prices for Europe. Unlocked and unsubsidized, the PadFone 2 bundle with the tablet chassis will cost €799 (around $1,040) for the 32GB model, and €899 ($1,170) for the 64GB model.

source: Asus

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posted on 16 Oct 2012, 04:56 1

1. OroO708 (Posts: 12; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


I'm a proud Padfone 1 owner and not really satisfied with the padfone 2 launch..
no keyboard are not awesome for me...

it is an awesome hi-end device.. the spec are fantastic..
It should be great for some out there but I would say most 1st Padfone owner who have all sets would not be really impress with what Asus has given just now.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 05:59 1

4. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


The keyboard was nice, but I think it had to go. People prefer lighter and thinner products. If you want a keyboard, get an Infinity :) I thought I needed a keyboard for my Prime. Now that I have one, I barely use it. I even regret buying it.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 11:26 1

7. jhattara (Posts: 32; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


I don't think the tablet would need to be much more robust to house the docking clamps of a keyboard dock. And as it weighs a lot less than the original PadStation the dock itself could be also lighter.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 04:57

8. Padfoneluva (Posts: 9; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)


This is a mobile on the go device, there is no need for a keyboard dock. What they do need is to get Windows Phone 8 on this thing and get it too the US.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 04:57 11

2. android_hitman (Posts: 591; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


if this were an apple product the world would piss itself ..

asus -> nobody gives a crap .. sad .. very nice product

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 05:57 4

3. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


This is the best product I have ever seen so far. Innovative, sexy and full of specs.

No body gives a crap about Asus phones because it is not known for phones. I hope they will be. :(

It would be nice if the tablet can run a different OS. Android on phone, Windows 8 on the tablet mode.

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 08:59 3

5. eisenbricher (Posts: 970; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


I have soft corner for Asus, I always see them struggling so much without any notable success. Hope they'll get traction soon...

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 09:49 3

6. Aeires (unregistered)


Nexus 7 was a step in the right direction. Transformer series too, but they need a phone to hit more countries soon.

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 05:00

9. Padfoneluva (Posts: 9; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)


Still no word of sales to the US?? WTF?

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