AT&T teases ASUS PadFone X, still mum on availability

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Two months have passed since CES, but plenty of the hardware that showed its face at the expo is still taking its sweet old time in getting to market. ASUS, for instance, announced a whole spread of new gear, much of which we’re still waiting to show up. For instance, there’s that really cool dual-OS Transformer Book Duet tablet, but rumors have suggested that Google might be trying to derail the project. We also got news at CES of the PadFone X, which was to be an AT&T exclusive; that’s great, but when might it actually be available? We still haven’t seen a firm date, but with AT&T now actively promoting the tablet/phone combo over social media, we wonder if it might just be right around the corner.

AT&T posted the above image to its Twitter feed just hours ago, while talking about the 1080p displays present on both the five-inch PadFone X handset, and the matching nine-inch tablet.

Over on the carrier’s site, there’s a landing page collecting email addresses for subscribers interested in getting more PadFone X info once it’s available, but no mention of a release date. Back at the CES, we were optimistic that this combo might be coming out quite soon – it would be a little odd to show off a carrier exclusive like this otherwise – and combined with this new attention from AT&T, we’d be surprised if it didn’t hit retail before the month is out.

Source: AT&T (Twitter)
Via: phoneArena

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