ASUS PadFone

ASUS PadFone X hits AT&T in brand’s big phone return to states

ASUS PadFone X hits AT&T in brand’s big phone return to states

If you’ve seen an ASUS-made smartphone here in the United States in the past few years, it’s been a real oddity. Today the folks at AT&T are about to make that change with their announcement of the ASUS PadFone X. This device brings on the heat with a 1,920 x 1,080 pixel 5-inch display on a phone that can slide into and dock with a tablet that then uses said phone’s abilities.

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Samsung files for phone/tablet docking device trademark in USA

Samsung files for phone/tablet docking device trademark in USA

This week the folks at Samsung have suggested - without saying so to the public - that they're not about to let ASUS leave them in the dust with a phone that docks into a tablet. While Samsung's device isn't exactly the same as the ASUS Padfone, the trademark we're seeing here doesn't put it all that far off from the mark. This filing number D685,774 suggests Samsungs machine wouldn't bring on a traditional form for the tablet dock or smartphone itself, on the other hand.

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ASUS PadFone 2 super-shake dock test demoed ahead of December release

ASUS PadFone 2 super-shake dock test demoed ahead of December release

ASUS's freshly announced docking PadFone 2 phone/tablet hybrid will arrive in Europe and Asia before the end of December, complete with a newly-designed dock that can hold the smartphone even if shaken violently. The clever bay - even though it lacks the protective door of the first-gen PadFone - is the result of 2.5 years of development time, and can withstand being bumped, smacked around, and generally mistreated. Check out the video demo of that after the cut.

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ASUS PadFone 2 smartphone-in-tablet announced in Taiwan

ASUS PadFone 2 smartphone-in-tablet announced in Taiwan

As it said it would back in September, ASUS just unveiled its smartphone-in-a-tablet PadFone 2 in Taiwan, showing off its sleek design and upgraded specs. This unique tablet/smartphone combo features a smartphone that slides into a slot on the back of its accompanying tablet. The PadFone 2 features many upgrades over the original PadFone, getting everything right that the original fell short of.

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ASUS Padfone 2 makes an appearance in new video

ASUS Padfone 2 makes an appearance in new video

Those looking forward to the ASUS Padfone 2 have likely been very frustrated by the fact that we haven't heard too many details about the device. There have been leaks here and there, but for the most part, there hasn't really been anything too significant. The folks at Bloomberg were luckily enough to briefly go hands-on with the device in an interview with ASUS chief Jerry Shen, and were kind enough to put video of the encounter up on YouTube for the entire world to see.

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ASUS PadFone unboxed in Taiwan

ASUS PadFone unboxed in Taiwan

We've been waiting patiently for what seems like years to get our hands on ASUS' smartphone/tablet/netbook hybrid PadFone, and if you're currently in Taiwan you can put your money down for one right now. That's just what Netbook News did, along with the additional keyboard dock and Bluetooth headset-stylus combo, and they were kind enough to post a few minutes of gadget porn for the rest of the Internet to enjoy. Check the video after the break.

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ASUS Padfone April release – stylus headset included [Hands-on]

ASUS Padfone April release – stylus headset included [Hands-on]

Here at Mobile World Congress 2012 at the ASUS Innovation press conference they are just starting to take the wraps of off what we can expect to see in 2012. Jumping right into the ASUS Padfone running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and its 1.5 GHz Qualcomm S4 processor, with built-in 4G LTE. This is a phone, a tablet, and even has an included "headset stylus". Yes full stylus support that doubles as a headset. More info on the April date and more below.

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