Asus may have taken for ever to launch its first PadFone model in the United States, so much so that we’re still waiting for it. Still the device is now official, you should see it in retail stores in the next few days, but there is a sad catch with this device, and it’s that it’s an AT&T exclusive. Those of you interested in this device, which we’re currently dissecting in our Pocketnow Labs, but you don’t want to use it on AT&T, or you want it abroad, it seems that Asus has decided to cut you some slack.
Both devices are pretty much the same; you’re looking at a 5-inch phone that converts into a 8.9-inch tablet. You get the same 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM, 1080p displays, microSD slot, 13MP plus 2MP cameras on the phone (1MP front camera on the tablet) and 2,300mAh plus 4,990mAh batteries. Probably the only significant differences are in the antennas included, but in a nutshell, it’s almost the same product.
No pricing details are yet available, but you should expect this device to launch on Q3 this year.