Asus PadFone launched in India


26 Mar 2012
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Asus PadFone launched in India for Rs. 64999


Asus has finally launched the PadFone in India, as we said last week. Asus unveiled the PadFone last year, but they detailed the specs only at the MWC 2012, earlier this year. The PadFone comes with 4.3-inch (960×540 pixels) Super AMOLED display and is powered by a 1.5 GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. It runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The PadFone could be docked into the PadFone station that transforms it into a tablet. The PadFone weighs 129 g and the Padfone Station weighs 724 g.

It has a 8MP Auto Focus camera with LED Flash at the back and secondary VGA camera.The PadFone Station has a 10.1-inch display. It has 1GB LPDDR2 RAM and 32GB of internal memory with a micro-SD card slot for expansion.

The connectivity features include 3G (HSPA+ UL:5.76 Mbps/DL:21 Mbps), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and aGPS. It has a 1520 mAh battery that would offers up to 63 hours of additional battery life with the PadFone Station. It comes with a keyboard dock that has Multi-touch pad, SD Card reader and a USB port and the headset stylus that can be used as headset and also doubles up as stylus.

The Asus PadFone 32GB variant is priced at Rs. 64999.

Dont get shocked of the price.It is phone and Tab...You can insert the phone into the tab and continue your work

Asus India has announced the launch of PadFone, a unique three-in-one device that can be a smartphone, tablet, as well as a netbook.

In standalone mode, the PadFone is a regular smartphone with a 4.3-inch 960x540 display that runs Android 4.0. Combine it with a PadFone Station and it transforms into a 10.1-inch 1280x800 Android tablet with up to 63 hours of talk time. Throw in the Padfone Station Dock, and it becomes a netbook with extended battery life up to 104 hours and access to USB ports and card reader.

Asus says the device is intelligent enough to reorient the display by itself when moving from the phone to tablet mode and vice versa.

"Today's introduction of PadFone will be an utmost expansion of our users' world where they will enjoy, achieve and save categorically. It is an alluring proof to substantiate our prime focus on the mastery of technological innovation and design perfection. We are assertive that PadFone will touch customers' heart in terms of incredible product, incredible design, incredible quality and incredible service," Mr. Alex Huang, Managing Director, System Business Group, Asus India said.

The Asus PadFone is powered by dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and comes with 1GB RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a 8-megapixel digital camera with Fuji image processor, F2.2 aperture and 5-element lens. An optional Bluetooth stylus headset doubles up as a headset and a stylus - users can use it to draw and write, and when a call comes in while the PadFone is docked, users can pick up the call with ease using the stylus.

While the Asus PadFone sounds like an interesting concept, at a price tag of Rs. 64,999, it may struggle to find many takers. We liked the Asus Transformer Prime tablet-cum-netbook, but that was let down by its pricing. We fear a similar thing might happen with the PadFone, but we'll reserve our judgement until we've had the chance to review the unit.


Asus launches smartphone, tablet, netbook 3-in-1 PadFone for Rs. 64,999 | NDTV Gadgets
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