The Asus PadFone is an interesting device. This is a little smartphones that can be turned into a tablet with a keyboard dock to let you work a real full-size keyboard and a larger screen while you’re on the go. We have a few more details on the PadFone today including the official price in Taiwan and the launch date.
In Taiwan, the PadFone will sell for NT$17,990 or about $610 here in the States. That price is for the PadFone only and does not include the stylus or the tablet section. It makes little sense to get the PadFone without those two accessories in my book, and I imagine most of the people shopping this device feel the same way.
To get the PadFone along with the tablet and stylus/Bluetooth headset will cost you NT$28,901 working out to about $850 in the United States. If you want the whole works, including the keyboard dock add on, that will cost you NT$28,901 or about $980 in the States. If you pre-order, Asus is throwing in an extra battery to sweeten the deal. You can pre-order starting tomorrow in Taiwan with official availability date of April 20. If you have missed this device so far, check out the Asus teaser video below.