way too expensive if you upgrade your phone to say a samsung next year the screen is useless where if you bought an ipad and iphone you d still be able to use ipad if you changed handset...the fonepad was tried by samsung and didnt really work too well no earpeice didnt help so unless you can hold the pad to your ear id not really bother because who wants to be connected to a headset or have everyone hear your conversation on the speakers?
I don't see any major changes between Fonepad and Nexus 7 other than the chipset. Not sure how they are gonna sell this one!! May be they will release this in countries where Nexus 7 is not available :)
why dont Asus made more fonepad premium like bigger the battery to 5000mAh and bigger the memory too 64GB ROM/2GB RAM and screen quitly good beside its need AMOLED display the price range of 299$ is fine as opposed to those Nexus 7
Anonymous, 25 Feb 2013a smartphone with such performances like this asus is at least 400-500 euros from another kore... moreEven if the total costs of a phone AND a tablet is 1000 euro you still have 2 SEPARATE devices, not just a very expensive phone with a stand-alone useless screen :)
The Padfone Infinity dock should run a standalone android when Padfone is not attached via wifi connectivity. Once Padfone is attached, the dock will be synced to the phone and use phone connectivity. There should be a wifi connectivity as a choice too.
Price is too high as the dock serve no purpose without the phone. It is just like buying a phone and a tablet (but the tablet) merely serves as a charger.
As for the PHONEPAD, Asus, you are a late bloomer when I comes to 7 inch tablet with phone capability. Your Nexus 7 should have the phone capability during launch. 16 GB for Europe and 8 GB for APEC Region? Please, where are your "BRAIN". Should manufacture 8 & 16 GB for the whole world population to use, not by region.
Useless, 25 Feb 2013Wow this is bull****! You can buy a nice phone + separate tablet for about 600 euro. Why th... morea smartphone with such performances like this asus is at least 400-500 euros from another korean or chinese brand. 600 euros for both devices it is ok.
sh!t the fonepad sure gonna be a hit
asus padfone infinity
all 3 are gone headway against samsung in terms of features and build quality
But the KEY question here is : will it have a KEY-board :-) ?
If it does I might sell my note 2 lte.
Wow this is bull****!
You can buy a nice phone + separate tablet for about 600 euro. Why the *** do you want to buy a "screen"? You can't use it without your phone and it costs 400 euro's extra!
This is the fail of the day :)
Dummy question. This tablet will have the same keyboard from the TF700?. Because it's interesting for me if can be a ultrabook/tablet/phone. Then install ubuntu and running
If I'd be a troll wouldn't be a better comment than: this looks both like iPhone 4S, HTC One and maybe Galaxy S4 that copied both.
I think the Infinity is stunning.. 5 inch is a little too big for a phone in my eyes, I think 4.3 even 4.7 is maximum. Its sexy as hell, but as an iPhone 5 and PadFone 2 owner.. this is damn expensive!!
They will release this in very few countries. GSM arena will review it by mid 2014.
For those who want Android the Fonepad seems really, really interesting... This way they have all the screen size they want and phone capabilities in one device. Hopefully manufacturers will stop that trend of HUGE phones and return to something like 4,3'' MAX for those of us who need primarly a PHONE and do some online tasks like browsing, emails, navigating etc.
i have to say that it is very expensive even though the specs are delicious.... i wish they could put 250-500gb off ssd memory in tablets atleast...