Asus already planning a PadFone X successor
0. phoneArena 09 Jul 2014, 23:58 posted on
Sales of the current PadFone X are going pretty well at AT&T, according to an Asus vice president. There's no word on when the new model will be released...
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4. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
Does anyone ever buy a padfone? I doubt it
3. hafini_27 (Posts: 524; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)
Has anyone used these padfone? I don't have the chance to use or hear much about it. How are they?
5. michael95gt (Posts: 43; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)
I got it this last Monday, trying it out, so far really liking it. The earpiece on this thing is super loud!! If I keep it, I'm gonna get the keyboard dock.
6. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
It's a good idea, but a little underdeveloped by Asus and hence before its time. I could see a fusion of Project Ara and the Padfone that might be very interesting, especially with some gamer modules that Asus is more than capable of making.
The other issue with the Padfone concept is that Android isn't really a great multimodal (phone/tablet) OS. So these devices will always be kinda clunky and unpolished.
7. Furbal (Posts: 581; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
Waiting for it to boot to chrome os when docked. Then I'll open my wallet for it...
8. Firedrops (Posts: 223; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)
IMO they're taking the fantastic padfone concept in the wrong direction.
It started with 4.3" phone and 10.1" tablet, which was a really good proportion.
But they have been increasing the size of the phone ever since, and even decreased the size of the tablet, which seems to be the opposite of who this niche is supposed to serve, overlapping with their fonepad. (and phablets in general).
I think they should cap the screen size at 4.7" or 5", and tablet size minimally 10.1".
9. schwahalala (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Aug 2014)
I have had one about 2 weeks. I will never go back to the Iphone or anyother smart phone. The speakers on it create hand free driving. The large typing area blows away the small smart phone platform. Two batteries.
Give it 6 months and it will probably be the top selling phone. Biggest downside is no USB port to make it better.