Hours ago, to kick off IFA, ASUS went ahead and made their first Android Wear device official, the ZenWatch. Teased for weeks, the ZenWatch works with any device running Android 4.3+, features premium materials, includes a semi-curved AMOLED display, and follows ASUS’ design philosophy of “Start with People.” It’s actually a pretty stylish looking smartwatch, but does feature a square display, unlike the Moto 360 and new LG G Watch R.
As for specs, you are looking at a 1.63-inch AMOLED display (320×320) with curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage, 1.4Wh battery, IP55 water resistance, Bluetooth 4.0, and Android Wear. The device comes with a brown leather strap that accents the silver and rose gold layering of the main body. (more…)
ASUS has been teasing its upcoming smartwatch, the ZenWatch, for the past couple of weeks, but we should finally see it unveiled this week during IFA. Speaking with press recently, ASUS’ CEO Jerry Shen, claims the device will go on sale globally starting in October, priced somewhere below $199.
It is officially the week of teases, as ASUS continues the trend, this time revealing an official name for its upcoming smartwatch, the ZenWatch. In a brief 30+ second teaser video, ASUS shows off a bit of the watch’s design and overall profile, but we still have yet to see the watch’s face turned on. (more…)
Not to be outdone by Motorola and LG, Asus is continuing to tease its first foray into the wearable market. Ahead of its September 3 unveiling at IFA in Berlin, Asus on Facebook this morning posted two images of its prototypical smartwatch, a sort of rectangular device with rounded edges and what looks to be an interchangeable wristband. (more…)
With ASUS taking to Twitter and teasing an upcoming announcement with the quote, “Time has been transformed and we have changed,” first spoken by Khalil Gibran, it won’t be any surprise when the company unveils its Android Wear-powered smartwatch on September 3 at an IFA event in Berlin, Germany. (more…)
Shen mentioned to investors that once announced, ASUS will followup the smartwatch with aggressive marketing efforts, but should not expect to see great revenue returns on the device or sequel device for roughly nine months. (more…)
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. (more…)