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

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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Padfone 2
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2140 mAh(16h 3G talk time)

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9 Comments

1. OroO708

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 07, 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.

4. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 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.

7. jhattara

Posts: 37; Member since: Feb 27, 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.

8. Padfoneluva

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 11, 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.

2. android_hitman unregistered

if this were an apple product the world would piss itself .. asus -> nobody gives a crap .. sad .. very nice product

3. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 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.

5. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

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

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.

9. Padfoneluva

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 11, 2012

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

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