ASUS PadFone X teased again for AT&T, carrier swears it’s not vaporware

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Is AT&T messing with us? AT&T might be messing with us. Why are we feeling so paranoid? Well there’s this ASUS PadFone X we saw debut back at the CES in January, intended to be an AT&T exclusive. Like many PadFones before it, the X marries an Android smartphone with a tablet dock, allowing users to transition between device sizes in the blink of an eye. So far, so good, right? But then we waited for sales of the PadFone X to begin… and waited, and waited, and waited. Every once in a while AT&T acknowledges that this combo’s still coming, trying to keep interest alive. The latest such effort arrives today, and in what’s almost becoming a mean-spirited tradition, there’s once again no mention whatsoever about availability.

We kid a little about how incredibly long it’s taking the PadFone X to arrive (120 days since its launch announcement, and counting), but we really might be starting to get close in on that retail debut. Not only is the pace of AT&T’s reminders picking up (it’s only been two weeks since last time, versus a month or more between spots in the past) but we’re also seeing more promo videos – those aren’t free to produce, and the more we see, the more it feels like this product is still happening.

Should we start taking bets at this point? We’ve got a little under two months to go until the start of summer; anyone think the PadFone X will finally emerge by then?

Source: AT&T
Via: phoneArena

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