We saw that Asus are set to release the Padfone in Australia next month, but if you really can`t wait then head over to Mobicity who have the Padfone and Tablet dock on sale for $899 + shipping, they also list the Asus transforming bluetooth headset pen as an optional extra for $89.95, they haven’t got the keyboard dock available as yet but they advise ‘it’s expected to come in somewhere between $150 and $250.’ so I’d probably budget for the higher end of that quote if you’re at all worried.
Just to recap on the Padfone specs :
- Padfone : 4.3inches, qHD 960×540, Super AMOLED with Capacitive Multi touch panel Scratch Resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass with HCLR Film @ 256ppi
- Padfone Station : 10.1inches, WXGA 1280×800, TFT with Capacitive Multi touch panel Scratch Resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass with HCLR Film
- Dual-Core 1.5 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
- 16GB storage, 1 GB RAM with MicroSD Card Slot
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- Lithium 1520 mAh
- PadFone : 128 x 65.4 x 9.2 mm @ 129g(With Battery)
- PadFone Station : 273 x 176.9 x 13.55 mm @ 724g
It’s certainly a very intriguing device and no-one can accuse Asus of not trying out something different in the form factor stakes. If you’re interested in the Padfone ahead of an official July launch from Asus, then head over to MobiCity and check it out.