ASUS to Expand New Mobile Horizons with the PadFone™ and PadFone Station


ASUS, a global leader in the new digital era, today announces that its eagerly anticipated PadFone™ and PadFone Station will be ready to ship from April this year. These two devices are expertly designed to offer a completely new mobile experience. Alone, the PadFone is a fully featured Android™ Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone with a 4.3” screen, but when connected to the PadFone Station, it transforms into a 10.1” Android ICS tablet with up to 63 hours of talk time.

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Key to the ASUS PadFone’s supreme versatility is the unique DynamicDisplay technology which allows a seamless transition between standalone and docked modes, where the majority of applications are automatically enhanced with their display layouts adjusted to suit the screen. A great example of DynamicDisplay in use is the email app. Users can connect the PadFone to the PadFone Station while halfway through typing and email, the app will automatically adjust to take advantage of the PadFone Station's 10.1” 1280 x 800 screen by displaying more information such as the list of emails in the inbox with a full view of an open email. The intelligent DynamicDisplay technology will also ensure that the app remembers where it stopped so that users can immediately continue playing that new game without having to start all over again when switching from PadFone to PadFone Station and vice versa.

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The PadFone provides all of the PadFone Station’s processing power and storage when the two are docked. So no matter which device was used last, all photos, documents, and games are kept up to date and available whenever users need them. Better still, the PadFone Station charges the PadFone for up to 63 hours of extended talk time.

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When docked, the PadFone Station uses the PadFone’s 3G connection for internet access, so users only need one data plan for two devices. That translates into large savings every year.

Super performance

With a crystal clear Super AMOLED qHD display and powerful dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 processor, the ASUS PadFone is perfectly suited to the most demanding usage. Its 8-megapixel digital camera with Fuji image processor, f/2.2 aperture and 5-element lens offers best-in-class performance too for shooting under low light and various adverse conditions, while renowned ASUS SonicMaster technology provides outstanding audio through the PadFone Station’s built-in high-quality speakers.

Unique and innovative accessories

An optional Bluetooth stylus headset is both a headset and a stylus – users can use it to draw and write effortlessly and, when a call comes in while the PadFone is docked, pick up the call with ease. The PadFone Station comes with its own keyboard dock – the PadFone Station Dock to meet the needs of more demanding users. To maximize productivity, the Station Dock keyboard accessory also houses its own battery that charges the PadFone for up to 102 hours of talk time and comes with additional USB ports and card reader. To ASUS, a sleeve is not just a cover; the sleeve for the PadFone has been designed it to include a SIM card slot for frequent travelers, along with a cleverly hidden cleaning cloth. Nothing is left to chance, with the brand tag fashioned to double as a stylus headset combo holder.