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Monday, September 15, 2014

Gadget of the Week - ASUS Padfone

Every Monday, CCM will bring you our gadget of the week. In this new feature, we examine one gizmo - be it a new release or otherwise - that brings something unique and of great use in the technological space.

This week, our weekly gizmo is the ASUS Padfone.

ASUS Padfone is a revolutionary device that comprises a 5 inch smartphone that docks in a 10.1 inch Padfone Station. Both smartphone and tablet dock run on the Android operating system.

This device presents a great value proposition to the customer through a 2-in-1 device combination.

The latest Padfone is the New ASUS Padfone Infinity which has impressive specifications, which include:
  • 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU
  • 42Mbps DC-HSPA on 3G
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • 5 inch phone with 1920x1080 full HD IPS display
  • 10.1 pad with 1920x1200 full HD IPS display
  • 2MP front, 13MP rear camera on phone
  • 1MP front camera on pad
  • MicroSD card (upto 64GB)
Here are more ASUS Padfone specifications.

Where it Stands Out
The phone fits into the dock, christened Padfone Station as follows:

This is an intuitive product that transforms a 5 inch full HD smartphone into a 10.1 full HD tablet once the phone is docked in the Pad Station. It should be noted that the dock is not a stand-alone tablet. It's core function is to extend the screen size of the phone.

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Pricing and Availability
The New ASUS Padfone Infinity A86 costs USD 698 on Amazon and USD 714 on eBay.