Posts tagged with: PadFone 2
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    New York City is a fine place to sneak a peek at some unreleased devices, and that's just what we did this week with the LG G3 event (streamed from London to an airy presentation room in a Chelsea skyscraper) and AT&T's ASUS PadFone X announcement (held on a posh rooftop lounge near the Flatiron). At one of those events, Daniel Bader of MobileSyrup was our seat neighbor, so we thought we'd invite him on this week's podcast to discuss the more globally significant of these high-profile launches. Join us as we share our impressions of the LG G3: how it stands on its own and how well it ...

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    Now that you've had a chance to take a look at the new Padfone Infinity from ASUS you probably have a general sense of some of the improvements ASUS has managed to make over last year's Padfone 2, but how do these two models really stack up when compared head-to-head? We stuck around the ASUS booth at the MWC to find out just that. It's remarkable how similar ASUS has kept the look of the phone, and even with the new model being slightly larger, when placed right next to each other, it and the Padfone 2 nearly appear as twins from the front. Things are a much more different around back, ...

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    I love tablets. I've loved tablets from the time I first laid eyes on one. I was in high school and one of my friend's younger sister got a Windows tablet for Christmas. From that time, I couldn't shake the idea of how awesome it would be to have a portable computer without a bulky keyboard. Give me a break, I was only 16. Three years later, I bought my first tablet, a 5-inch Android tablet made by Archos. Fast forward to today and I've owned somewhere north of 20 tablets. Of those, at least five have been ASUS-made tablets. And of them all, some of my very favorite tablets to date were ...

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    Life frequently defies our expectations. For example, if it's your first full season covering mobile-technology trade shows, sometimes you find your expectations for a nice, quiet lull between CES and MWC completely upset -toppled, really- by reality. For this editor, that reality came fast and fierce, delivering an unbelievable bounty of rumor and speculation at his doorstep on the morning of this week's Pocketnow Weekly podcast. The bright side: you get to hear all the latest news and gossip surrounding Galaxy S IV and Note 8.0 speculation; HTC's Droid DNA upgrade with a very James ...

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    We had been hearing about the follow-up to the ASUS Padfone since late summer, intrigued by the top-tier specs attached to the phone/tablet hybrid combo. Last month, we got an early look at the Padfone 2's design, featuring a slightly revised docking strategy from the original, with the phone simply sliding into a recess on the tablet's back. Shortly after some renders leaked, ASUS made things official, announcing the Padfone 2 a little over a month ago, and revealing plans for its global distribution through the end of the year. At the time, we only got to see the Padfone 2 in its ...

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    Asus Padfone 2 leaked renders gave us some hints of what to expect and the company just unveiled the follow-up to this year's gadget combo. It is an upgrade all the way as the new specs include a larger, 4.7-inch Super IPS Plus screen with 720p resolution and built using IGZO technology, and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 SoC aided by 2GB of RAM. The camera has also been bumped to 13-megapixels (with a sensor from Sony and a f/2.4 lens); there's a 1.2-megapixel webcam and Android Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box with Asus committing to a Jelly Bean upgrade soon. Also in the ...

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    Asus introduced (after a long period of waiting) the Padfone at this year's MWC, an interesting concept of a phone which docks into a tablet and lends its internals to power the bigger screen. Now Asus is preparing for announcing the follow-up, the Padfone 2, and we're seeing official press renders being leaked (after a previous pseudo-hands-on). Opposed to the Padfone, the phone part of the Padfone 2 is no longer enclosed fully in the casing of the tablet. As you can see in the images below it docks in while still being visible (the previous iteration had a door which was cut out for the ...

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    The first ASUS Padfone, innovative concept that it was, failed to capture the market's attention when it launched earlier this year. Will the second time be the charm? We first started hearing about the follow-up Padfone just a few weeks back, and it wasn't long before we saw the phone's specs leak out, and learned of an official launch event scheduled for October 16. We've still got a short wait to go until then, but in the meantime, Bloomberg TV just published a video giving us our first hands-on look at the Padfone 2. Reportedly, the Padfone 2's thirteen-megapixel camera does not ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through all of our iPhone 5 coverage, which by the way, is just getting started. We've got a lot more iPhone 5 comparisons coming during the weekend. Then we talk about the recently leaked Verizon roadmap, which finally spells Windows Phone 8. Then we talk HTC and their plans to bring Android 4.1 Jelly bean to the One X. The Asus Padfone also made the news as we've already got leaks of the second iteration of the convertible smartphone-tablet, which includes significant boosts in performance. We end today's show by talking about Apple's iOS 6 ...

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    In just a few days, we've gone from hearing rumors of the ASUS PadFone 2's development to seeing save-to-dates to a PadFone 2 launch event. The hybrid convertible tablet continues to capture our attention today, as some of the first specs for the upcoming model have arrived. An image of what's reportedly the PadFone 2's retail packaging reveals a number of hardware details. According to this, the phone itself will have a 4.7-inch 720p display, up from the 4.3-inch qHD component in the first PadFone (above). The camera should step up to a 13 megapixel sensor, with a 1.2-megapixel ...

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    A little earlier this week, we talked about the rumored ASUS PadFone 2, the sequel to the manufacturer's unique smartphone-powered docking-tablet design (above). What really caught our eye were the benchmark results for this device, which revealed the presence of one of Qualcomm's new Snapdragon S4 quad-core SoCs. We speculated that it still might be several months before we got official word of the PadFone 2, but it looks like things could be moving much more swiftly for the device, as ASUS has already started sending out save-the-dates for a PadFone 2 event. ASUS is actually working on a ...

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    The ASUS PadFone is one of those ideas that, while certainly innovative, may just be a bit too "out there" to catch-on commercially. Certainly, the first PadFone failed to make a big splash, but that could have been for any number of reasons; the tablet hybrid cost a bit more than users wanted to pay for a smartphone that wasn't from the likes of Samsung or HTC, and the model's launch didn't have the promotional muscle to get it widely noticed. Maybe the second time will be the charm? Some benchmark figures have surfaced that paint the picture of a PadFone 2 with what looks to be quite the ...

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