PadFone 2 retail pricing leaks, unconfirmed
Pricing information on Asus' PadFone 2 smartphone-tablet hybrid has leaked thanks to two Swedish Asus-recommended resellers. The PadFone 2 will retail in Sweden for 6,000 kronors for a 64GB model without tablet dock. A 32GB version with tablet dock will retail for 7,000 kr, and a 64GB model with tablet dock will sell for 8,000 kr. While Asus has not yet released official pricing for the device, today's pricing leak would seem accurate, given the reseller's Asus-recommended status.
Padfone 2 dock slimmer than before, loses keyboard
ASUS has announced a follow-up to its PadFone Android smartphone and tablet dock. The PadFone 2 has a number of upgrades compared to its predecessor, the biggest of which being its larger 4.7-inch screen that docks into a slimmer and lighter 10.1-inch tablet, complete with 1,280x800 IPS display, though it does notably lose the extra keyboard attachment.
October 16 launch on deck for PadFone 2
The long-rumored follow up to Asus' PadFone has shown up on camera, as a recently released video shows the versatile smartphone in action. The forthcoming device is set for an October 16 unveiling, but Asus CEO Jerry Chen showed off the PadFone 2 for Bloomberg India. The new PadFone sports a bigger HD screen than the original and reportedly has a bigger overall footprint as well as improved internals.
Successor to dockable mobile set for dual Italy, Taiwan launch
Asus will be revealing the follow-up to its PadFone next month. Invitations sent to media outlets for the PadFone 2 show a partial shot of the smartphone's display, alongside a request to book the 16th of October into calendars, and will apparently be debuted in simultaneous events in Milan, Italy and Taipei, Taiwan.