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ASUS Padfone 2 will break cover on October 16

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ASUS Padfone 2 will break cover on October 16  - read the full textASUS has sent out "save the date" notes for the launch of its Padfone 2 hybrid device. The second generation of the quirky smartphone with a tablet suit will break cover on October 16 at events in Taipei, Taiwan and Milano, Italy. The specifications of the upcoming device are yet to be...


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I don't think it's a stupid idea, because Asus has been pioneered this idea, who likes like, who doesn't too bad. If they decide launch Padphone 2, I sell my and buy this. The innovative concept is furthermore are providing a better device characteristics with more potent hardware. And that's good. I'm told =)

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  • 2012-09-23 21:15
  • SH95

If Padfone 1 was only a test drive and because of that wasn't offered in many countries.
Then I hope that the Padfone 2 will be the real thing (much more polished).
I really like the Padfone "idea"
And I like that companies are exploring uncharted waters with their wild ideas. :)

I never needed to use two devices at the same time (phone+tablet). It's either phone or tablet, I don't have 4 arms, do you? And if you need to use both at the same time you have an issue with your thinking.
Think different! ;)
The only thing that changes from phone to tablet and vice versa is the screen size and nothing more! ;)
The only thing you are correct is the expensive price. For that money you could get a good phone AND a tablet!

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  • 2012-09-23 20:41
  • 3pwj

A 7" Phablet would be THE device for me
Yes, a smaller one is good while I'm jogging
but a laptop replacement for banking, web browsing, etc
would be highly valuable to me

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  • 2012-09-23 10:17
  • pdim

Padfone is a very, very stupid idea of an expensive, stupid monster. I don't know, one must be blind to waste his money on that junk.

Better solution is to buy independent devices: Nexus 7 + Nexus 3 and you still have money for.. say for example Kindle Paperwhite. Now you can use one or another anytime you want and you are prepared for every possible situation. There is no stupid dependency and every device has its own purpose.

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  • 2012-09-23 00:07
  • JIqp

may be can + NFC on the phone, Infrared port on the pad

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  • 2012-09-22 09:14
  • IVBh

I'd like a high-performance small phone (3.5" or less) that is IP67 compliant with modern peripheral-interfaces (auto-disable if short-circuited) that don't require covers for the connectors, coupled with a dock with 10" or bigger 1080-res non-reflective display. It shouldn't be necessary to sacrify portability for a huge screen like the first padphone when there's a big screen dock.

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  • 2012-09-22 02:49
  • spS7

> In reply to Chaostheory @ 2012-09-21 16:47 from kJrp - click to readthere is no bench of Quad core krait? Then what is this ??? -->

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  • 2012-09-21 23:38
  • MNTt

lol still no padfone1 in philippines.

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  • 2012-09-21 17:26
  • v0qT

> In reply to zafnath @ 2012-09-21 12:53 from 3prf - click to readSamsung uses the quad core exynos, The S4 pro hasn't been benchmarked in any device yet, The LG Optimus G is just being released. Most dual core S4 using adreno 225 gpu, the problem uses 320

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  • 2012-09-21 16:47
  • kJrp

I hope it has an external SD support to 64GB and NFC ..

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  • 2012-09-21 16:03
  • TjQ5

the first padfone wasn't available in many countries - am I right?
hopefully asus will improve that (and other issues) with the padfone2.

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  • 2012-09-21 14:13
  • gDj{

Yep, I am also interested in WP8 devices. They seem to have a lot to offer.

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  • 2012-09-21 14:06
  • y$gZ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-21 09:19 from ibX% - click to readHope not, it's already ruined Nokia.

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  • 2012-09-21 13:16
  • JiLx

I don't mind the name, I mind the specs. And if a dual-core 1,5GHz Krait out performs a quad-cored SGSIII, a quad Krait... My goodness!!! And I love the design because it's different from all the rest! And the possibility of the tablet and physical keyboard is just awesome! Just hope the 4G works on 800MHz or 2,6GHz network or else won't work in most of Europe (Germany, France, Portugal for example).

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  • 2012-09-21 12:53
  • 3prf

Asus should release their phone to market asap. otherwise padphone 3 will announce next year but still nobady get padphone 2 on hand

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  • 2012-09-21 11:55
  • tptD

i was hopping to get the padfone for xmas, but now i could just mis the 1st gen, and go for padfone 2.

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  • 2012-09-21 11:35
  • Nmps

i was hopping to get the padfone for xmas, but now i could just mis the 1st gen, and go for padfone 2.

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  • 2012-09-21 11:33
  • Nmps

Please include a hardware keyboard with an extra internal battery so it can compete with MacBook Air...!

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  • 2012-09-21 11:06
  • J5P1

will padfone running Windows Phone 8?


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  • 2012-09-21 09:19
  • ibX%

damn, ASUS, plz release it soon after announce, not after 1 year, how it was with first Padphone.

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  • 2012-09-21 09:09
  • p$7Z

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