ASUS Padfone gets European date and pricing

April 16, 2012
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Oh Padfone, how long we've waited for you. But those of you in Europe won't have to wait too much longer. After ASUS announced that the much-anticipated smartphone/tablet/netbook would be selling in Taiwan this month, Notebook Italia reports that Italy (and presumably other European territories) will get the Padfone in late May. They also spoke to the Euro price of the device: €699 for the phone and tablet combo. The keyboard dock, similar to the docks for the Transformer tablets, will be an additional €149.

In US currency that's about $920 plus another two hundreds for the dock. Prices are consistent with the Taiwanese version of the phone. ASUS says that an LTE-enabled version will be headed for Europe in September - the current model is 3G only. There's been no word of the Padfone coming to the US at all, and doing so would almost certainly necessitate the cooperation of one or more cellular carriers. On the plus side, the exchange rate and subsidies could bring down the cost of the phone and accessories significantly.

The Transformer Pad 300 and Transformer Pad 700 Infinity also got some European details: the former will be available in mid-May for  €399, with a 3G model going for €499. The latter will be coming in June for €599 for the 64GB model, with an LTE version coming sometime in the future. Remember that the Transformer Pad 300 was already rumored for a late April release in the States, so maybe we'll get a shot at the Transformer Pad 700 Infinity (and it's 1920x1200 display) a month or two after that.

[via Gotta Be Mobile]


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  • Raneru

    About ******* time!  I was hoping for this in April.

  • Sheev

    Too expensive….

    • http://profiles.google.com/orfetheo Orfeas Theofanis

      700 euro for phone AND tablet isn’t expensive compared to others.
      Look at htc’s smartphones, they’re 500-600. And a 10.1 tablet costs at least 350.

  • http://profiles.google.com/orfetheo Orfeas Theofanis

    It’s may already, wasn’t it supposed to be released in april in Taiwan?
    Where are the review/unboxing/hands-on videos and info?
    Did they delay it again? Is it cancelled?
    Come on Asus, speak up!

  • ducky

    I feel it’s not so ok. If for any reason that we lose the phone or it has trouble, how can the tablet function?
    Asus should let the customer purchase seperately.

    • Jonathan Wong

      The purpose of the device and selling it in this manner is to push the use of the combination instead of getting the phone solely for individual use.  I’m sure there’ll be some replacement option fopr people who’ve lsot either one though.

  • Miguelacuadros

    VIDEO DE UN PADFONE MIENTRAS SE ABRE Y DESTAPA SU CAJA
    Seamos honestos, los videos de desembalaje de un teléfono pueden ser un
    poco aburridos, pero dudamos que alguien se aburra mientras mira el
    video de un ASUS Padfone cuando se desempaca. VER MAS: http://www.esperalo.com/asus-padfone/#2