Update: Deal over.
ASUS’ Padfone line is a concept that I wish saw more success or acceptance in the US. A high-end phone that docks into a tablet shell to make an on-demand tablet? What’s not to like? Unfortunately, late or non-arrivals of the Padfone line have left it all but a lost cause here in the States, even if it did have promise.
With that said, the Padfone X, which is the latest high-end version built specifically for AT&T, can be had today from eBay for $199, which includes the tablet dock. The original product retailed around $549, so calling this a steal is a bit of an understatement. (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…)
From what we see in a new promo video for the ASUS Padfone X on AT&T, both companies look to have taken a page out of Samsung’s commercial playbook. In this corny, yet adorable commercial, a gentleman is at a park, where he happens upon a pretty girl and her dog.
The man mouths, “Oh, is that your dog?” She replies, “Yeah.” From here, he lays down the smooth line, “Oh, let me show you my dog!” After showing her one picture on his Padfone X, he decides it would better to bring out his full Padfone tablet station, allowing her to see even larger pictures of dogs. So romantic. (more…)
Ever since the PadFone X from ASUS was announced at CES this year, we have been patiently waiting to learn more about the device. We know that it will be on AT&T, that it will have LTE Advanced, feature HD Voice and VoLTE, but that was about it.
Today, AT&T has dropped the spec list for the phone/tablet hybrid to satisfy our appetite until the launch date. (more…)
ASUS is doing a press event in Las Vegas this morning as well, though they decided to do it outside of the official CES press day and are hosting media at Caesars Palace. Since the event also happens to run at the same time as Qualcomm’s, we decided to see what Qualcomm was up to instead. Thankfully, ASUS is streaming the entire event for all to see. (more…)
AT&T announced this morning at the end of their developer summit that it will exclusively carry the ASUS Padfone X in the U.S. Previous variants of the phone and tablet combo device have avoided the U.S. market up until now, even though it has been quite popular in international markets. We aren’t sure why (other than carriers hating the idea that you can use a smartphone data plan with a tablet by docking them together), but are certainly excited to see this hybrid concept arrive. (more…)