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Asus Padfone X From AT&T Will Finally be Available June 6 for $199

AT&T and Asus gave the Padfone X a release date today, only about six months after it was first introduced to the world. Originally announced back at CES in January, the Padfone X has been teased and mentioned by AT&T for weeks, but only now do we know how much it will cost and when it can be bought.

June 6 is the day. For $199 on 2-year contract or as low as $22.92 per month with AT&T Next. 

For those new to the Padfone X, you are looking at a phone that docks into a tablet shell, allowing it to be both phone and tablet. The phone phone portion of the duo brings you a 5-inch Full HD (1080p) display, 13MP PixelMaster camera, 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 16GB of on-board storage, micro SD slot for more, wireless charging, and Android 4.4.

The tablet portion brings you a 9-inch Full HD display with front-facing speakers that are powered by the phone once docked. Keep in mind that the tablet has its own battery as well, so when you dock your phone, the tablet shell actually charges it.

After all these months, are you interested?

Via:  ATT
  • Asmodai

    I would LOVE to get this but I’m not giving up my Unlimited Data with Verizon to do so. There really isn’t a must-have phone for me on Verizon right now and I’m looking to get a new one next month… holding out hope something good actually launches (not just announced) at Google I/O.

  • Kellen is it $199 for the phone or the whole package?

  • DOA. 6 months is eons these days in phone tec. If the software needed that much optimization, they should’ve at least upgraded the internals. They should release on the eBay as well with $300 off retail.

  • mcdonsco

    You know, off subject here, but…at&t has a PERFECT opportunity to take Verizon’s #1 spot in wireless carriers.

    I have ud on Verizon, if at&t offered up ud plans again; I’d bail on Verizon in a split second.

    Coverage from what I see (sig other has at&t) is just about as good as Verizon where I’m at and I suspect that’s true elsewhere.

    Better phone options & no front of the phone tramp stamps…only issue is the data charges…come on at&t…they wouldn’t even need to offer it to everyone; just do a promotion “if you currently have Verizon unlimited data, we’ll provide the same plan here; just byod”.

    Done. I’d be all over it as I suspect a lot of others would be.

    • TC Infantino

      AT&T would not do that because they would be taking on the profit loss that VZW is trying their hardest to get rid of. VZW would not miss the few of us still on Unlimited Data if we decided to jump to another carrier. Actually I would bet they would be happy about it. VZW is not making nearly as much off the UD customers as they do off even the mid to low range tiered data customer, because the UD data users are fixed at a relatively low monthly price, yet the data usage would be in the higher priced tiers.
      Hopefully soon, with VoLTE, we will see carriers reduced to dumb pipes for our data. At that point the carriers will have to really compete in price and coverage to draw and keep customers, as there will be nothing to keep the customer from taking the phone they already have, and trying out another carrier, with no risk.

  • mcdonsco

    Still like the idea…but…

  • Manbearpig

    Can you use the tablet without the phone being docked?

    • Sean Bello

      No, the tablet is just a shell. It basically casts the phone screen when it’s connected.

    • mcdonsco

      No…its just a screen and a battery

  • Sean Bello

    I can’t stand that 2 year prices are still quoted. Anybody that goes for that is crazy.

    • Cesar

      You realize that enthusiasts like us who actively avoid contracts are in the extreme minority, right?

      • Sean Bello

        Not the case at all. Next, Edge, and whatever T-Mobile and Sprint call their’s are all off contract. I work for AT&T and I’ve done MAYBE three 2 year contracts since Mobile Share value plans took the subsidy out of the plans.

  • Minh

    After what happened to their TF700T (buggy and slow, very poor support), I will not buy another Asus device. Their mobos are good though.

    • mcdonsco


    • MH

      Because Tegra. This one is a snapdragon…

  • fritzo2162

    I love the idea of this. I think some version of this concept is going to be the future of computing. Instead of workstations in the office, you’ll plug your phone into a terminal to power it.

    • ChristianPasquariello

      Some version, just not this one.

  • epps720

    Is that $199 for just the phone, if it’s for both the phone and tablet that’s not a bad price at all! But no, not going to get it

    • Sean Bello

      It’s for the whole package

  • Droid Ronin

    G3! G3! G3!

  • Mboogie

    How much is it retail?

    • Sean Bello

      22.92 x 26 months is 595.92, so basically 600. Pretty low for all that.

  • Alex Boro

    Is the dock included?

    • Jared Denman

      This is what I want to know

    • Sean Bello

      Yes it is.

  • This was exciting when I first heard about it a year or two ago, but no one cares anymore.

    • hkklife

      Needs a refresh: : QHD tablet,32GB internal storage, beefier battery and Snapdragon 801 or better and it’d still be interesting

    • Silver Veloz

      I agree Geoff. I kept saying when are we gonna get this in the U.S. A little too late.

      • A few years ago when Android tablets were still pretty new, I loved the idea of sliding my phone into a larger display. Now though, needing to connect your phone to the display to make a tablet is just not something most people want, as they would prefer to have two devices they could use apart or simultaneously.

  • LosttsoL

    Too gimmicky.

  • El_Big_CHRIS

    i wish we could something like this on verizon. made by lg or htc and i’d by on the spot. too bad…

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Meh… This took to long to come stateside. My excitement for it is dead. Though I am interested in Asus making more standalone phones.

  • The Narrator

    That SD800 is so last year! Lag Lag Lag!

    • BAM1789

      I laughed..

      • Bam1788

        I cried..

        • The Narrator

          I touched myself.

        • BAM1789

          Sometimes a man needs a good cry

          • The Narrator

            Goddamn onions, I tell ya.

  • yummy

    Hula hoops