ASUS Padphone to hit Indian shelves within the next few months

The much talked about hybrid tablet/phone from ASUS, the ASUS Padfone is to be available in India from some time around the first half of 2012. Initially announced over an year ago, the Padfone was shown to the world at the MWC in Barcelona this year.

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The device was supposed to be available world wide from April, but it is yet to be. NetbookNews got their hands on the Padfone and all its accessories and made an unboxing video. The device, technology and concept kept us drooling for the entire 16 minutes of the video.



While the official Indian pricing is not yet known officially, our hunch is that its gonna cost a fortune. The device is available in Taiwan and you can check out the estimated price over here.


Specs for the phone half of ASUS’ Padfone:
  • WCDMA 900/2100MHz
  • EDGE/GPS 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • HSPA+ 21/5.76Mbps (42Mbps Optional)
  • Android 4.0 (ICS)
  • Snapdragon S4 (dual-core Krait) with Adreno 225 GPU
  • 1GB LPDDR2 RAM + 16 - 64GB eMMC NAND
  • 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB 2.0
  • 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD (960 x 540)
  • Rear Camera: 8MP F2.2, AF with LED Flash
  • Front Camera: VGA
  • Motion sensor, proximity light sensor, gyro sensor, e-compass
  • 1520mAh Li-ion
  • microSD expansion slot (SDHC/SDXC up to 32GB)
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 65.4mm x 9.2mm
  • Weight: 129g
Specs gained by the Padfone when docked into the tablet:
  • Micro USB + Micro HDMI
  • 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 display with Capacative Touch
  • Rear Camera: 8MP (via Padfone rear camera)
  • Front Camera: 1.3MP (1280 x 800)
  • Vibration sensor, 2 color LED indicators for battery status
  • 24.4Whr Battery
  • 2-in-1 audio jack, 40-pin connector
  • Phone/GPS
  • Dimensions: 273mm x 176.9mm x 13.65mm (h-average)
  • Weight: 724g