Asus Live at MWC

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  1. Frederuco

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    Well, there have been rumors about a new PadFone (or FonePad) from Asus at MWC. Asus has been running a live feed from livestream.com of the event.

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    Jonney has been on stage for about 30 minutes talking about all of the specs and features. Here are the highlights:

    Aircraft aluminum grade back plate
    5.0" 1080p Full HD Display (441 ppi, better than the Retina at 326 ppi). Jonney did throw a jab at Apple's Retina display
    1.7 GHz Snapdragon 600 with an Adreno 320 GPU
    2 GB of RAM
    32 GB or 64 GB of on board storage
    EDGE, GPRS, GSM, WCDMA, LTE and CD-HSPA+
    WiFi
    Bluetooth 4.0
    NFS
    A-GPS
    Rear Camera - 13 MP f/2.0 with flash, 1080p video
    Front Camera - 2 MP f/2.0 camera
    19 hours 3G talk time - 2400 mAh battery
    40 hours 3G talk time when docked in tablet
    Tablet dock - 1920x1200 display
    400 nits display brightness

    Price: €999. No word yet if it is coming to the USA


    Jonney just said he is done talking about the PadFone Infinity.

    But, he is not done just yet...

    Now he is unveiling the FonePad (yes, the FONE-PAD)

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    Jonney is talking about the Asus fonepad and how people carry a tablet and an HD phone AND a tablet. The fonepad will combine both in one device.

    FonePad details:

    OS: Android JellyBean
    Aircraft aluminum back plate
    7" 1280x800 display
    Intel Atom Z2420 1.2 GHz processor
    1GB RAM
    PowerVRSGX540 GPU
    Front Camera - 1.2 MP
    Rear camera - 3.0 MP
    MicroSD slot up to 32 GB
    Battery - up to 9 hours of runtime

    2 Models have been announced:
    8GB - $249 in March for the US market
    16 GB - €219 in April for the European market

    This is quite a bargain compared to even a Nexus 7 without 3G capabilities.

    So, what are your thoughts about these new devices? Will you be running out and buying them?

    Source: TransformerForums.com
     
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  2. Arbib

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    hahah....

    I rather have Maxwell Smarts "Shoe Phone" at my ear.......:p

    Really... WHAT is the advantage of having this replace my pocket sized cell phone?

    Do people REALLY use these LARGE Pad/Phones as a Phone?

    maybe at 59, I am not Hip enough ;)
     
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    No, they use the phone as a phone, regular size. When attached to the tablet it uses the phone to power the tablet, larger screen and all that jazz.
     
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    They must be dreaming to ask EU 999 for the Infinity
     
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    agree with 3l
     
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    But I wager they will sell a ton of them anyway.
     
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    idontknow Alternate ATF App Tester

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    Nothing really strange to use a tablet to make calls, you just use something like this:

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    I remember when the first Android tablets came out, everybody wanted to know how to use them as phones as well .I used to carry my rooted nook with me all the time and since I didn't have the note phoneI have now,I would have loved to have phone capabilities. If for work or something you have to have your tablet with you all the time,you want phone capabilities so you are set, you don't need to carry anything else.Then if you like to look like a fool, you hold it by your ear as a phone when you use it as such :-D, otherwise you use your headphones . Bring them in ,asus...we'll buy them!
     
  8. Danny1234

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    Using such a big device to call somebody is really funny to us at present, but when it becomes common, what will you think? You will get used to do it.
     
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    idontknow Alternate ATF App Tester

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    How right you are Danny! I was one of the first to buy the galaxy note 5.3 in this country,I got the German version because it wasn't on the market here yet. Everybody was kind of laughing at my big phone and now everybody has it and the note 2 is even a little bigger!
     

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