The PadFone 2 follows up the first Asus tablet/phone combo. The gadget’s real trick is its ability to slip in and out of a tablet-style docking station.
If you concept the Galaxy note 2 pushes design boundaries, take a gander at the new PadFone 2 from Asus. A thinner version of the primary PadFone, this tool also morphs from pill and telephone at the fly.
Now chances are the Asus PadFone 2 will never hit American shores since the original PadFone didn’t either. Perhaps that’s why Asus, longtime laptop builder and maker of Google’s hot little Nexus 7 tablet, decided to unveil the PadFone 2 in Milan. Of course, it could also have selected the fashionable location as a savvy PR move to emphasize the device’s futuristic design.
Indeed, as CNET Asia’s Aloysius Low experiences, the PadFone 2 will launch first in Taiwan this week ranging in value from $616, (16GB) up to $750(64GB). it is going to then arrive in Singapore this November.What makes the PadFone 2 so wild though isn’t the Android smartphone’s 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 4.7-inch (1280×720) HD IPS LCD display, or even 13-megapixel camera. Its real trick is the gadget’s capability to slip in and out of a tablet-style docking station. Weighing a mere 649 grams (1.4 pounds), the station still manages to sport a big 10.1-inch screen and massive 5,000 mAh battery. One bummer: the tablet dock costs extra, $307.
This sounds all neatly and good, but I individually feel that a 10-inch pill show makes reading difficult on palms, wrists, and fellow mass-transit commuters. I also have a fear, in all probability unwarranted, that the telephone will slip out of the dock unintentionally and crash to the cold, hard, ground. using a case may ease my misgivings but it surely better have a method to faraway the telephone from its dock simply.
Still interested in the Asus PadFone 2 despite my cold feet? Examine it close up and personally to judge for yourself.