Asus PadFone X

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Asus PadFone X, Tablet/Smartphone Combo

Asus’ vision of our mobile computing future, the PadFone X, will be available starting June 6. The PadFone is a 5-inch Android handset that comes with a 9-inch tablet “dock.” The idea is that the two devices share a processor and memory, as well as a cellular data plan.

AT&T said it will sell the PadFone X for $199 on a two-year contract, or by way of the carrier’s Next installment plans at a price of either $22.92 per month for 18 months, or $29.80 per month for 12 months. (That’s just for hardware: a monthly data plan for the PadFone X would of course cost extra. Read additional warnings about carrier installment plans.)

The Asus PadFone X is a phone/tablet combo that shares a cellular data plan and a CPU.

The smartphone part of the PadFone equation features a 13-megapixel camera that Asus says will be particularly good at shooting low-light photos. There’s also a 2.3GHz, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU inside of the phone, and 16GB of built-in storage, with a MicroSD card slot that can add up to 64GB of extra storage space.

The tablet contains a much larger battery, so Asus says the phone can double its battery life when docked.


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