Asus Will Bring Tegra 3 Powered Padfone to Market in Early 2012

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    It seems that Asus is not resting on its laurels with the success of their Transformer series products. In fact, they are also broadening their horizons and stepping beyond the tablet market into the mobile phone market. We heard rumors about the Asus Padfone earlier in the year, but now it is mostly confirmed that they are working on the device. Furthermore, it is nearly ready and will come in early 2012, sporting the same quad-core Tegra 3 chip that is coming in the Transformer Prime! More than likely, the device will be officially unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2012 in February.

    What do you guys think? Would you consider buying an Android smartphone from Asus?

    Source: Engadget
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    I would, if it could be used in big red's network.

    Absolutely love my transformer and the regular updates.
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    In my experience with ASUS, they've always made solid products, whether it's motherboards or tablets. I'd definitely consider owning a phone made by them, if it was an LTE device.
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    that phone reminds me of an old PDA I once had, would be sweet if it is available on Big Red and then id probably get one
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    Would definitely consider an Asus phone.
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    just what I want

    This is exactly what I want in a device. I saw where someone said "Mix this with the transformer so I can have phone, tablet, or netbook".
    *droool*
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    Asus-Padfone-with-Tegra-3-Launching-at-MWC-2012.jpg Wow Quadcore and a tablet! My Tbolt contract ends at the end of February. I hope this does hit the market soon after. Perfect!

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    Here is a promo video for it I just found. Very cool.

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    wow, thats one enticing and interesting idea. too bad i cant hold out another 4-6 months, i guess we'll see what the resale value on the nexus is at that point and id consider it
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    please come to verizon, please come to verizon.......
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    I believe they moved the launch date from June to late February .

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    .....soooo he bagged both of those chicks right?

    i'm just askin', is all.
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    It seems with this Padfone everything is perfect, so it depends on what he considers perfect.:biggrin:
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    good point - maybe he likes red-heads and decided to toss the phone in the trash at the end of that video! :icon_ devil:
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    Looks like my old Blackberry Storm!!