Official Padfone pre order details, release date, price, photos

Finally official details from Asus about the Padfone. And yes, this product has the tech community salivating! Let’s get right into the details followed by updated current Padfone images and hands-on videos. We will also have a summary of the best Padfone articles on the web with links to those articles!

Padfone Release Date: June/July 2012
Price: Unknown
Pre Order Status: Unknown (we will update the second information comes out so follow us on Twitter)
Global Availability: We have details for the Italy Padfone release date. An announcement will be made about which carrier will have the Padfone, but it will be available in late May. In June the Padfone will be released in Italy without a carrier (non subsidized price) in June. These prices will be 699 Euros for the smartphone and tablet, and the docking station is sold seperately at a cost of 149 Euros. Expect in September in Italy to see the LTE version of the Padfone. (updated April 16, 2012)

There is so much new information to digest, it’s taking us a moment. Did you know that the tablet portion (aka Padstation) allows for stylus pen input? Yes it’s true. Beyond that, how about the fact the stylus is a “stylus headset”. Yes, we said stylus and headset in the same breath. Officially Asus says this about it:

“The PadFone also comes with the option of a PadFone Stylus Headset which is a Bluetooth stylus pen that transforms into a headset for picking up calls easily.”

padfone stylus

Official Padfone Specifications:

  • Networks: WCDMA 900/2100MHz
  • EDGE/GPRS/GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • HSPA+ with 21Mbit/s, 42Mbit/s (optional) DL, 5.76Mbit/s UL
  • Display: 4.3“ Super AMOLED (960 x 540) capacitive multi-touch
  • CPU Qualcomm 8260A Cortex A15 (dual-core 1.5 GHz)
  • Memory: 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • Storage: 16GB or 32GB SSD + microSDHC slot (up to 32GB)
  • Wireless connectivity: 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Ports: 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB 2.0
  • Operating System: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Cameras: 8 megapixel rear with autofocus, LED flash and HD (1080p) video recording, VGA front
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, gyroscope, e-compass
  • GPS: GPS  and A-GPS
  • Battery: 1520mAh lithium-ion
  • Talk time: Up to 510 minutes on WCDMA, up to 650 minutes on GSM
  • Standby time: Up to 440 hours on WCDMA, up to 373 hours on GSM
  • Dimensions: 128 x 65.4 x 9.2mm
  • Weight: 128g

Official Padfone Keyboard Dock aka PadStation Specifications:

  • Display: 10.1”  (1280 x 800) capacitive multi-touch
  • Ports: Micro-USB / Micro-HDMI
  • Camera: 1.3 megapixel front camera
  • Ports: 3.5mm audio jack, 40-pin docking connector
  • External antennas: Mobile phone, GPS
  • Audio: High quality speaker with ASUS SonicMaster technology
  • Battery: 6600mAh
  • Dimensions: 273 x 176.9 x 13.5mm (average thickness)
  • Weight: 716g (undocked)

Updated Padfone Images:

Here are some simply stunning images and photos of the Padfone. This is the real deal folks. No more tweaking to this design but heck things can always change right? As far as we know this is the one coming to market soon.

padfone smartphone handset

back of the padfone tablet

Updated Padfone Hands-On Videos:

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