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Unlocked and expensive Asus Padfone goes on sale in the US

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Unlocked and expensive Asus Padfone goes on sale in the US - read the full textThe Asus Padfone has made its way to the United States in an unlocked state, ready to entice prospective buyers with a knack for something other than the run of the mill smartphone/tablet combo. The curiously talented handset however comes far from being the most sensible offering in the high-end...


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OK, first of all, this device is not available in the US, so the price you see is actually very close to what you will have to pay in Europe, unlike other brands like Apple or Samsung, which sell price their products in the EU at a 1:1 dollar:euro conversion. Price is still a little high though, would pay 650 euros if I get Phone+Tablet Dock+Keyboard.

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  • 2012-08-19 20:16
  • nbrI

I wish more companies bundled their phones and tablets.

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  • 2012-06-14 01:14
  • jeq{

I really wanted for this combo to be a huge success, because it shows that even big comanies like Asus need to invest heavy in R&D to stay in the ever lasting game to please the customers.
But bad things struck this phone.
First it was not so great reviews like this one:
And now the unusually high price, sadly the price isn't much lower for the UK market as some users here suggested, but it's in the line of £800+ if I remember correctly (page down when I wrote this):
It's just a premium some users won't agree to cash out.
At that price point you'll get a better specs phone+tablet combo on the current market. And to sync it all up use "DataSync" app from Play Store and same Google account.

PS: But on the "good" side, like any other Android device this combo from Asus will also lose its price very quickly!

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  • 2012-06-12 18:14
  • 3pw6

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-11 13:51 from m5E@ - click to readyes I saw that the prices are in USD but if you had done some simple maths you would see that I had simply converted the USD price to GBP. I bought my HTC One X from US so I know that prices are not that much cheaper than the UK. Thus, my comment still stands, there is very little chance of getting both a high end phone and high end tablet for that price. Simples

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  • 2012-06-12 16:14
  • mp10

are everyone writing this article everywhere is going crazy or stupid???????

since when 2 devices under 900$ is crazy / expensive ?

you are getting a quadcore phone which will run the 10.1 tablet as quadcore again ?

unless you like holding 2 devices

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  • 2012-06-12 09:25
  • 6Q9a

> In reply to Beyarfaj2004 @ 2012-06-11 16:48 from xJYk - click to readLOL I know your being sarcastric.. but thats just a bit of exaggeration... LOL roughly around 1,100 dollar or 1000 dollars... LOL... with the phone the tablet and the keyboard..

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  • 2012-06-12 04:00
  • vp1@

> In reply to Beyarfaj2004 @ 2012-06-11 16:48 from xJYk - click to readProbably, $ 859.50 it`s a price of a padfone + 10.1" station + keyboard. For padfone itself is a crazy motiveless price...

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  • 2012-06-12 00:59
  • 0kib

so what's the price of a padfone + 10.1" station + keyboard??? $6000??

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  • 2012-06-11 16:48
  • xJYk

The Padfoe that Negri Electronics is the version sold in Asia and Australia. The 3G antennae in that device is incompatible carriers in North America (none of the NA carriers operate at 900/2100)

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  • 2012-06-11 16:02
  • Ta2W

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-11 12:15 from mp10 - click to readThe article clearly states the prices quoted are for the U.S.. Any price you see in the UK will probably be inflated by the seller. You simply have to consider one thing; do you want one gadget instead of three? If the price is right I'll have one. But look at what happened with the Motorola Atrix...

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  • 2012-06-11 13:51
  • m5E@

what about europe, why us is always first?

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  • 2012-06-11 13:34
  • 3ITa

This is very expensive. In my opinion the real price for new phones and tablets is 40% less. I have paid for my xperia arc 410 pounds 1 year ago, after 7 months the cost was 250 pounds.

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  • 2012-06-11 12:55
  • n5Td

> In reply to guindulman888 @ 2012-06-11 06:51 from 2x8p - click to readYou don't need to say stupid all the time just because you like Samsung. Just say you love Samsung and hate everything else......stupid?!

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  • 2012-06-11 12:44
  • thir

> In reply to guindulman888 @ 2012-06-11 06:51 from 2x8p - click to readwhile i agree on the most part, sometimes a bigger screen is practical when using media functions like movies and presentation previews. It's not overly bad value if the devices individually can perform.

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  • 2012-06-11 12:41
  • mX1L

"This kind of cash will easily land you separate Android smartphone and a tablet straight from the top shelf"
whoever writes this stuff should read before posting. The padfone costs £550 and it has specs similar to the HTC One XL which would cost you around £450 so that would leave you with £100 to buy an android tablet 'from the top shelf'. I'd love to know where I could one of them for £100. Please tell me GSMArena genius

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  • 2012-06-11 12:15
  • mp10

Asus Pad + Phone...!! Who cares...? I will buy Gingerbread powered Galaxy Note or Tab with Calling features and user-replaceable battery.

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  • 2012-06-11 10:59
  • t@5y

Why would I buy Asus for Apple's price? I wouldn't buy Apple's tablet for that price either anyway.

Asus isn't even premium motherboard company. If I want something "premium" then I would rather go for Evga.

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  • 2012-06-11 10:39
  • YPb1

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-11 07:35 from na0$ - click to actually its a phone with a tablet dock and NO yea, whys it so expensive?

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  • 2012-06-11 10:20
  • SaBs

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-11 07:35 from na0$ - click to readThe docking keybored is soled seperetly sadly.
If the tablet screen had higher resolution and was AMOLED, i think i would have get it.
But same old resolution... meehhh am sticking with ma GT 7.7 XD

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  • 2012-06-11 10:12
  • NqXx

I liked the idea but at this price I just can't see the point.

without the phone the tablet is useless so you may as well carry a tablet and a phone - that way at least you'll be able to take calls whilst using the tablet. & synching issues shouldn't be a problem. With icloud whatever you do on your phone appears on your ipad & vice versa. & I'm sure there are similar sync programmes for Android too so I'd go for a high end tablet & a high end phone for the same money & have the best of both worlds...

or, as some have said - go for something like a galaxy note which seems a good compromise between the 2.

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  • 2012-06-11 09:36
  • MQKQ

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