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  Reply # 587644 27-Feb-2012 23:42 Send private message

Full specs and photos

http://techinstyle.tv/20122723801/post-types/news/the-asus-padfone-one-device-to-rule-them-all/


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  Reply # 587649 28-Feb-2012 00:50 Send private message

Knowing Scott a wee bit and knowing Asus having owned their products Im inclined to think that we will be surprised. 
Ive been an apple fanboy in the past too but know when I see a good product technologically wise.
Gone from WM phones years ago to iPhones and now to Android Galaxy Note and Transformer Prime. Obviously I'm not set in my ways and will move where I see the technology is going.
Ill say that I believe Scott will be happy with this device for the meantime.
Bearing in mind that there is a limited lifespan with any of these devices due to the continual technological update cycle.
There I've said it-Scott will be happy with this device-albeit for a short time

Adid. I must say I like the concept of this phone too soooooo...... 




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  Reply # 587653 28-Feb-2012 01:24 Send private message

I'm sold, let me have it, NOW PLEASE!

PadFone

Networks: WCDMA 900/2100MHz
EDGE/GPRS/GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
HSPA+ with 21Mbit/s, 42Mbit/s (optional) DL, 5.76Mbit/s UL
Display: 4.3? Super AMOLED (960 x 540) capacitive multi-touch
CPU Qualcomm 8260A Cortex A15 (dual-core 1.5 GHz)
Memory: 1GB DDR2 RAM
Storage: 16GB or 32GB SSD + microSDHC slot (up to 32GB)
Wireless connectivity: 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
Ports: 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB 2.0
Operating System: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Cameras: 8 megapixel rear with autofocus, LED flash and HD (1080p) video recording, VGA front
Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, gyroscope, e-compass
GPS: GPS and A-GPS
Battery: 1520mAh lithium-ion
Talk time: Up to 510 minutes on WCDMA, up to 650 minutes on GSM
Standby time: Up to 440 hours on WCDMA, up to 373 hours on GSM
Dimensions: 128 x 65.4 x 9.2mm
Weight: 128g

PadFone Station

Display: 10.1? (1280 x 800) capacitive multi-touch
Ports: Micro-USB / Micro-HDMI
Camera: 1.3 megapixel front camera
Ports: 3.5mm audio jack, 40-pin docking connector
External antennas: Mobile phone, GPS
Audio: High quality speaker with ASUS SonicMaster technology
Battery: 6600mAh
Dimensions: 273 x 176.9 x 13.5mm (average thickness)
Weight: 716g (undocked)

Only places I can see for improvement are full HD tablet screen (but what it has is fine) and 850MHz UMTS along with the 900/2100, but no biggie for me as I am quite happy with 2 Degrees.

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  Reply # 587654 28-Feb-2012 01:31 Send private message

The tab is basically the same as the Prime basically buy the looks which is not shabby




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  Reply # 587704 28-Feb-2012 09:36 Send private message

ok now i know it has a lapdock (i think thats what they are calling them), im very interested in this, and may switch.

currently i have
iphone 4, macbook pro, ipad 1

i hardly ever use my macbook pro for anything other than webbrowsing (sometimes i program on it, but very rarely and i have a desktop pc i can do that on), my ipad i use only to read comics (nerd), and iphone well my phone (would miss a couple of apps that arent on android though). but if i sold all those, im sure i will have plenty of money left over after buying a padfone (unless with all the docks it is really expensive, which would be stupid and be digging its own grave).

edit: renamed padphone to padfone, that may trip me up a few times....

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  Reply # 587724 28-Feb-2012 10:05 Send private message

It does look cool, and when I was using the Sensation over Christmas for a while I did think to myself that I could see the appeal to Android as a tablet device, though I hated it as a phone OS. This could be an interesting compromise. But I'm fairly well entrenched in the iOS world now having spend so many hundreds of dollars on apps!



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  Reply # 587740 28-Feb-2012 10:35 Send private message

I am not too worried about my iOS app investment, knowing they will all still be sitting in the iCloud waiting for me should I return ;-)

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  Reply # 587750 28-Feb-2012 10:53 Send private message

what do you do if the phone rings while in the dock? Looks kinda big to hold the whole thing up to your ear




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  Reply # 587751 28-Feb-2012 10:56 Send private message

gjm: what do you do if the phone rings while in the dock? Looks kinda big to hold the whole thing up to your ear


The stylus has a built in blue-tooth headset :) 




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Reply # 587752 28-Feb-2012 10:57 Send private message

Im sure there would be a way to answer whilst in the dock !!




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  Reply # 587755 28-Feb-2012 11:05 Send private message

I assume it will speakerphone if you don't have a headset paired.

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  Reply # 587756 28-Feb-2012 11:06 Send private message

vinnieg:
gjm: what do you do if the phone rings while in the dock? Looks kinda big to hold the whole thing up to your ear


The stylus has a built in blue-tooth headset :) 


oohhhhhhhhhhh.....that is fancy




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  Reply # 587842 28-Feb-2012 14:20 Send private message

gjm:
vinnieg:
gjm: what do you do if the phone rings while in the dock? Looks kinda big to hold the whole thing up to your ear


The stylus has a built in blue-tooth headset :) 


oohhhhhhhhhhh.....that is fancy


haha, I know, it's tempting!!!

Even though it's only dual-core, could fancy getting one of these over the Galaxy S III, just have to wait till April to see which is best.  I'm really loving the rear design, and front edges though.  It's just so simple, and smooth 




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  Reply # 587847 28-Feb-2012 14:36 Send private message

Great concept. I feel this year will be a good year for final innovations for smartphones, as I feel the hardware is now reaching the end.

Big screens, HD screens, great cameras and HD video, plenty of storage, NFC coming. I cannot see what else needs to happen hardware wise. Not a fan of quad core if dual core can run HD smooth. I'd prefer dualcore +1, with larger batteries and power customisation options so that you can get good battery life and easily extend it when required. Allow the phone to run on 1 or 2 cores, or the +1 saver core, and option to reduce CPU speed.

We all played the numbers games with PC's, etc over the years, the key is smartphone battery life now. IMO

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  Reply # 587878 28-Feb-2012 15:40 Send private message

Damnit, this or the Galaxy S III

http://www.bgr.com/2012/02/27/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-full-specs-1-5ghz-quad-core-1080p-display-ceramic-case/

Specs have been "released" although not too sure

on stuff.co.nz as well




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