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Topic # 98222 27-Feb-2012 13:12 Send private message

Sometime in the next ~12 hours the Asus Padfone will be launched at MWC in Barcelona.

This device has me quite excited, if it has been done properly I will procure one at the earliest opportunity! I am quite an Apple fanboi at the moment but this could all change very soon (blog post on that subject).

It has been a long time coming, the first thread on Geekzone about it is here and it likely won't be available for a few months yet but I am at this stage very very tempted. I hope I am not disappointed.

This thread is where you will find the Padfone details as they emerge, feel free to contribute :-)

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  Reply # 587364 27-Feb-2012 13:54 Send private message

I predict a) You will get one as soon as you can and b) It will be underwhelming and you will be back to an iPhone inside 6 months




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  Reply # 587368 27-Feb-2012 13:56 Send private message

ajobbins: I predict a) You will get one as soon as you can and b) It will be underwhelming and you will be back to an iPhone inside 6 months


Haha maybe ;-)

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  Reply # 587371 27-Feb-2012 13:58 Send private message

ajobbins: I predict a) You will get one as soon as you can and b) It will be underwhelming and you will be back to an iPhone inside 6 months

Ditto. *lol* 




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  Reply # 587372 27-Feb-2012 13:58 Send private message

scottjpalmer:
ajobbins: I predict a) You will get one as soon as you can and b) It will be underwhelming and you will be back to an iPhone inside 6 months


Haha maybe ;-)


I wager 20 NZ Pesos that it be true




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  Reply # 587393 27-Feb-2012 14:20 Send private message

err, kinda cool idea, but not enough for me to switch.

im more excited about ubuntu running on android and docking a phone to workstation and running a full version of ubuntu from my phone.
http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/android

if it sells as one package, ie when you buy the padphone you get the tablet accessory it would be a reason to buy that over another android phone, but i dont see it as being a reason to buy it over a iphone.




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  Reply # 587399 27-Feb-2012 14:32 Send private message

ajobbins: I predict a) You will get one as soon as you can and b) It will be underwhelming and you will be back to an iPhone inside 6 months


+1.  But then Scott knows my feelings on the matter :) 



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  Reply # 587403 27-Feb-2012 14:39 Send private message

reven: err, kinda cool idea, but not enough for me to switch.

im more excited about ubuntu running on android and docking a phone to workstation and running a full version of ubuntu from my phone.
http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/android

if it sells as one package, ie when you buy the padphone you get the tablet accessory it would be a reason to buy that over another android phone, but i dont see it as being a reason to buy it over a iphone.


Agree, if I can have one device that is a phone, a tablet, a laptop and then plugs into a large display to run Ubuntu, that would make a happy camper! 

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  Reply # 587405 27-Feb-2012 14:41 Send private message

scottjpalmer:  if I can have one device that is a phone, a tablet, a laptop and then plugs into a large display to run Ubuntu, that would make a happy camper! 


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  Reply # 587408 27-Feb-2012 15:01 Send private message

scottjpalmer:
reven: err, kinda cool idea, but not enough for me to switch.

im more excited about ubuntu running on android and docking a phone to workstation and running a full version of ubuntu from my phone.
http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/android

if it sells as one package, ie when you buy the padphone you get the tablet accessory it would be a reason to buy that over another android phone, but i dont see it as being a reason to buy it over a iphone.


Agree, if I can have one device that is a phone, a tablet, a laptop and then plugs into a large display to run Ubuntu, that would make a happy camper! 


I've been wondering how the KT Spider is coming along.  Phone, tablet, gamepad, laptop, just needed quadcore and a desktop OS.  
And now that quadcore is out... 

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  Reply # 587413 27-Feb-2012 15:25 Send private message

ajobbins: I predict a) You will get one as soon as you can and b) It will be underwhelming and you will be back to an iPhone inside 6 months


Are you allowed back once you have left the church? :/




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  Reply # 587422 27-Feb-2012 15:48 Send private message

I've been wondering how the KT Spider is coming along.  Phone, tablet, gamepad, laptop, just needed quadcore and a desktop OS.  
And now that quadcore is out... 

ok that spider thing is really cool.  especially docking to laptop.  not sure how well android would work as a laptop OS, but that would be something i would be interested in.

having phone, with notebook dock, and pad dock == really really good idea.  i would use notebook dock far more than a pad dock (hardly use my ipad, but always use my macbook, and mostly for web surfing)

perfect device (until something better comes out): android phone with ubuntu with laptop dock, ipad, desktop dock, supporting dual display on desktop dock.

when that comes out (and looks like that will be happening, maybe a year or two away) i will switch from iphone (still have 2 years life left in my iphone 4 i reckon) 






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  Reply # 587563 27-Feb-2012 20:51 Send private message

Haters gonna hate ;-p

https://www.facebook.com/#!/ASUS?sk=app_277129759026399

1 hour 9 mins (10pm) until Asus event



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  Reply # 587611 27-Feb-2012 22:05 Send private message

Bugger, got the Asus one wrong, one more hour (11pm) to wait

http://press.asus.com/



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