By Anton D. Nagy | April 5, 2012 8:39 AM
The Asus Padfone — the phone which transforms in a tablet and with the added keyboard it turns into a notebook — was one of the most exciting devices shown at MWC. Just exactly how the market will react to it is yet unknown, especially without pricing and availability made public.
However, the unofficial April time-frame seems to still stand. According to recent reports, the phone — and its tablet housing — will be on pre-order in Taiwan starting tomorrow, April 6 — with an April 20 availability. The phone will go for NT$17,990 (US$610) and the tablet set (plus the stylus headset) will cost NT$24,980 (roughly US$850). If you want to add the keyboard with the huge battery and its ports too to the tablet, calculate NT$28,901 (US$980) — for a total of $1,590???
We’re waiting for official wording on U.S. and international availability as well as pricing. Until then, we’re left with the above. How much would you be willing to pay for the whole package (phone plus tablet plus keyboard)? Or just the phone and the tablet?