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It’s a big night in Germany, Asus has just finished their presentation and there are 6 new devices from the Taiwanese manufacturer. We’ve been shown two new Fonepad devices the Fonepad 7 and Fonepad Note 6, as well as two new MeMO Pads in 8″ and 10″ varieties. We’ve also been introduced to the Trio Book a Windows/Android dual OS device as well as the latest Asus Transformer the TF701.

Fonepad 7 and Fonepad Note 6

The two new Fonepads are going to be available in 6″ and 7″ varieties, although the 6″ Fonepad offers the functionality of a stylus input as well as the usual multi-touch input. Both are powered by Intel ATOM CPUs which seems to be becoming a trend of late

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Table Cell Fonepad Note 6 Fonepad 7
Display 6″ 1920×1080 Super IPS LCD 7-inch 1280×800 LCD
CPU Intel ATOM Z2580 dual-core CPU Intel ATOM Z2560 dual-core CPU
RAM 2GB 1GB
Storage 16/32GB storage with microSDHC slot 8/16/32GB storage with microSDHC slot
Cameras 5MP rear camera with 1.2MP front cameras 8MP rear camera with 1.2MP front cameras
Connectivity GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11 n Wifi GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11 n Wifi
Dimensions 10.3mm thick, 210grams 10.5 mm thick, 340grams
Android Android 4.2 Android 4.2
Battery 3200mAh battery 3950mAh battery

MeMO Pad 8 and MeMO Pad 10

After only recently releasing the MeMO Pad HD 7 and MeMO Pad FHD 10 in Australia, Asus has not rested on their laurels announcing new MeMO Pads in 8″ and 10″ sizes. As was released with the previous MeMO Pads, Asus has advised there will be a TriCover available in three colours for the tablet as well.

MeMO Pad 8 MeMO Pad 10
Display 8″ 1280×800 Super IPS LED 10.1″ 1280×800 Super IPS LED
CPU Quad-core CPU Quad-core CPU
RAM 1GB RAM 1GB RAM
Storage 16GB storage with microSDHC slot 8/16GB storage with microSDHC slot
Cameras 5MP rear with 1.2MP front cameras 5MP rear with 1.2MP front cameras
Connectivity GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11 n Wifi Table Cell
Android Android 4.2 Android 4.2
Battery 3950mAh battery 5070mAh battery
Dimensions 9.95mm thick @ 350grams 10.5mm thick @ 522grams

Transformer T701

Asus has unveiled the newest Transformer in their range, and no it’s not based on Optimus, but what it does have is a 2560 x 1600 display. The dock also includes a USB 3.0 port to ensure you can transfer data quickly and the Tegra 4 means that just about everything you do on the tablet will be fairly quick and with a reported 17 hours of battery life while docked, you should be doing those things for a fairly long time.

Asus has advised that there will be a TransCover case released for the TF701 which offers a synthetic screen cover with a hard shell rear, no details on price for this as yet.

  • 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 LCD
  • NVIDIA Tegra 4 CPU
  • 2GB DDR3L RAM
  • 32/64GB storage with microSDHC slot in tablet, and SDXC slot in the dock
  • 5MP rear, 1.2MP front cameras
  • GSM micro-SIM slot
  • GPS, Bluetooth 3.0+EDR, 802.11 n Wifi
  • Android 4.2
  • Tablet: 263 x 180.8 x 8.9mm, 585g; Dock: 263 x 180.8 x 7mm, 570g
  • 31Wh battery in tablet, 16Wh battery in dock

Trio Book

First seen when it was launched back in June, Asus has re-launched/re-announced the Trio Book. The Trio Book is an interesting device which offers the dual OS functionality of both Windows 8 and Android 4.2. The dock can actually be operated as a separate PC using the Windows portion, by simply plugging the device into a screen or TV by using the Mini DisplayPort or micro HDMI port.

  • 11.6″ 1080p LCD
  • Intel ATOM CPU in tablet, base station up to Core i7
  • Android 4.2 / Windows 8
  • 2GB RAM tablet; 4GB base station
  • 16/32/64GB storage on the tablet; up to 1TB on the base station
  • 5MP rear, 720P front cameras
  • PC Station: 304.9 x 193.8 x 13.4mm, 1kg; Tablet: 304.9 x 193.8 x 9.7mm, 700g
  • 19Wh battery on tablet; 33Wh on base station
  • GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11 n Wifi

We’ve got no information on any of these devices as yet but we will indeed be asking for local launch information on all of the above and will update when more information comes to hand

Source(s): Android Central, Asus - Fonepad Note 6, Asus - Fonepad 7, Asus - MemoPad 8 and 10, Asus - TF701, and Asus - TrioBook
  • GregAndo

    I won’t be touching the TF701 with a 40 foot pole. Or any of the other products for that matter. The first was the single worst android device I ever laid hands on…and I paid money for one :-(