ASUS Fonepad to land in Australia come June from $329

Have you ever felt the pressing need to have a phone that's the same size as a 7" Android tablet, and to hold such a thing up to your head to make phone calls? No? Me neither. However, this is precisely what ASUS has unleashed upon us with the ASUS Fonepad, which was announced earlier this year at MWC. The Fonepad is a 7" phone-come-tablet, with a 1280 x 800 HD IPS display, 3MP rear camera and 1.2MP front camera, and a choice of 8GB or 16GB internal storage, which is of course expandable. The let-down though, apart from... Continue reading

Analyst: Refreshed Nexus 7 running Android 4.3, 1920×1200 display, Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU coming at Google I/O

Everybody loves a good analyst, especially when they have solid predictions of technology we love. Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities has released a research note that sets out potential (yes, it's only a prediction) specs of the refreshed Nexus 7 that's sure to be announced at Google I/O later this month. The most exciting parts of the potential specs are these: Android 4.3 -- No time for the big 5.0 jump it seems 7-inch LTPS 1920x1200 Display Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU (APQ8064) 5MP Rear Camera / 'HD' Front Camera Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC 4,000mAh Battery with Qi charging Pricing, you ask? Well Google and Asus -- yes,... Continue reading

Asus to launch Chromebooks in second half of 2013

Enigmatic Asus CEO Jerry Shen has announced during the companies earnings call that Asus is looking to ship a Chromebook in the second half of 2013. Shen advised that they see much potential in the cloud based OS from Google, with specific reference to potential in the government and education, saying Chromebook is good, not on the consumer side, but it's good in the education and government side, and some for the commercial side. In creating their own Chromebook, Asus will join other notebook manufacturers - Samsung, Acer, HP and Lenovo who have all released their own models, although we... Continue reading

Asus Transformer TF300TG receiving Android 4.2.1 update OTA now

The Asus update train moves ever forward, this time delivering Android 4.2.1 to the Transformer 300TG. Thanks to a tip off from Boulton who advised that his TF300 received the update over the air(OTA) this afternoon, bringing with it a new launcher which he describes as more Nexus looking. From all accounts he is liking the new update. From looking around the internet and confirmed by the screenshot below, the Android 4.2.1 update for the TF300TG is Firmware Version 10.6.2.3 and weighs in at just over 463MB in size, so make sure you're on a Wi-Fi connection if you're... Continue reading

Asus to release Cube with Google TV in Australia in the 2nd half of 2013

Announced at CES back in January the Asus Cube is the first Google TV product from the Taiwanese manufacturer and it incorporates a few interesting design paradigms when it comes to both the unit itself and the software interface. In the US the device has launched and is selling online for $139.99 + delivery from places like Amazon, but here in Australia we haven't seen much information. Asus Australia have advised that they haven't got a lot of definite information but when asked about a release time frame for Australia they advised : Should be available in late Q3 or... Continue reading

Asus Fonepad on sale via eBay Daily Deals for 350 USD

We're not all that afraid of giant phones anymore. The time when the Galaxy Note seemed big has passed, Huawei is bringing the Ascend Mate (a 6" phone) to market soon, and we've previously told you about the Asus FonePad, a behemoth 7" device. If you like the idea of holding such a giant device against your head, then the Asus Fonepad is the way to go. While a local release date isn't yet known, it seems you can snag one today from eBay's Daily Deals. However, there's a little bit of a catch. Asus announced the launch pricing... Continue reading

Asus Transformer AiO is coming to Australia in April

Asus Australia announced via their twitter feed today that the Transformer All in One is coming to Australia this month. The powerful device offers desktop style, Windows 8 performance as well as the ability to detach the 18.4 screen to use as an LED backlit tablet which can switch between Windows 8 and Android 4.1 at the push of a button. The AIO offers a new, intriguing paradigm with it's ability to run both a full size desktop operating system, as well as a mobile Operating system independently on compatible hardware. When docked the system runs Windows 8, however... Continue reading

Nexus 7 Dock now available to order from Google Play AU store

The Nexus 7 dock has just become available for order on the Google Play store in Australia. The dock will set you back $49.99 with a $19.99 delivery fee and has a status of 'Ships in 1 - 2 weeks. The dock has a requirement that you have a Nexus 7 Tablet and Charger although you still cannot purchase additional chargers on the Google Play store yet. The full description of the dock from the Play Store : Charge and dock your Nexus 7. This dock is expertly angled for optimum viewing of your Google Play movies and television... Continue reading

Asus announces the MeMO Pad for Australia

Asus Australia has announced plans for the Asus MeMO pad a 7" Android tablet that looks set to take on another tablet that they produce - the Nexus 7. MeMO stands for "My Mobile. My Moment" and i spronounced "meemo" Asus are aggressively pricing the MeMO pad at $199 as well as giving customers a choice of three colours - Sugar White, Titanium Grey and Cherry Pink the MeMO Pad also features a non-slip diamond-patterned back, which is reminiscent of the Nexus 7. The MeMO pad is definitely a tablet to watch with some fairly decent specs including the microSD... Continue reading

Asus Padfone Infinity and Fonepad magically appear at MWC

Through a very magical entrance performed by the one and only Marco Tempest. Asus Chairman Jonney Shih launched two new devices today at MWC, the Asus Padfone Infinity and the Asus Fonepad. Don't get these two mixed up because they are very much two different devices, that combine the tablet and phone in two very interesting ways. The Padfone Infinity. The first device that Asus announced at their event was the Padfone Infinity, the phone has an aluminium unibody frame with a brushed metal finish. It houses a 5" 1080 x 1920... Continue reading

Asus releases another MWC teaser – A New Discovery at Hand

The MWC teasers continue, this time with a new one from Asus which seems to continue the docking theme. The new video which was tweeted from the Asus Australia Twitter feed comes With the description of 'Join us on Feb. 25, when Pad and Phone come together'. The video shows a statue of Christopher Columbus coming alive to answer his phone which is docked in his tablet indicating it's the Padone, but he quickly resumes his position after telling the caller he's at work right now. I think we can all gather what Asus will be showing off at MWC... Continue reading

Asus releases their Mobile World Congress teaser

Asus has released their teaser that shows that they will also be at MWC this year, the video they've released invites us to join Asus to embrace the Metallic Miracle. The video they've released shows a large chromed UFO flying over Barcelona before finally docking into a church, in what appears to be a perfectly designed dock. There isn't too much more to the video but at the end of the clip, Asus invites you to go to their webpage : asus.com/event/2013/mwclive/ to find out more. I'm guessing that the page will go live on the 25th of... Continue reading

Nexus 7 dock starting to appear at The Good Guys and Harvey Norman

The Nexus 7 Dock has long been the Unicorn accessory for one of, if not the most popular Android tablet ever and according to one sharp eyed Ausdroid reader the dock has started appearing in Harvey Norman and the Good Guys stores. Asus advised us last month that the retail price on the dock is expected to be $49 and was going to be going to Betta Electrical and the Good Guys but it appears that Harvey Norman has also jumped on board. I also spoke with staff at my local Good Guys this afternoon here in Canberra... Continue reading