Asus Live at MWC

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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?

    Written by Frederuco over on TransformerForums and the pics are from Engadget
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    The Padfone looks like a beast - although they don't say how big the tablet is (looks to be about 7"?).

    Only problem is the stratospheric price of 1000 euros (and I assume the 64gig version is even more). Man they really gouge us for storage - hopefully that has an SD slot.
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    aircraft aluminium? I don't understand why... sure it's light... I personally wouldn't wan't a phone made from it.

    I'm sure it's better than the aluminium on the OH58D(r) but still....
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    7" phone. Not for me. My Nexus7 barley fits in my back pocket but it does fit and thats where it is when I'm out with it. But I don't always want it with me and if its my phone, it has to be with me at all times. I guess I'm not the market they are after.