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ASUS Fonepad 7 (ME372CG)

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ASUS Fonepad 7

ASUS Fonepad 7The ASUS Fonepad 7 is a 7 inch mobile phone with full tablet functionality loaded with Android 4.2.

  • Built-in full phone and cellular 3G data function
  • High quality 7-inch HD (1280×800) IPS panel with 178 degree view angles
  • Intel Atom™ Processor for lightning-fast web and application loading
  • Enjoy an immersive entertainment experience with dual front speakers
  • 8/16/32GB of internal storage
  • High quality pictures are a snap with 1.2 MP front-facing camera and 5MP rear camera

Enjoy great sound from this 7 inch tablet featuring SonicMaster from ASUS.  The Intel 1.6GhZ Atom processor gives amazing speed in this small tablet.

Display 7″ LED Backlight WXGA (1280×800) Screen IPS Panel 10 finger multi-touch support
Processor Intel® Atom™ Z2560 Dual-Core, 1.6 GHz
Operating System Android 4.2
Memory 1GB (RAM) + 8GB/16GB/32GB Storage
External Storage microSD (up to 64GB)
Camera / Flash 1.2 MP Front Camera ( 720p Video Recording ) 5 MP Rear Camera with Auto focus( 1080p Video Recording )
Wireless Connectivity
  • WLAN802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth V3.0
  • UMTS DC-HSPA+ UL:5.76 Mbps/DL:42 Mbps
  • 3G
  • WCDMA: 850/900/1700/1900/2100
  • 2G
  • EDGE/GSM : 850/900/1800/1900,
Inputs / Outputs
  • 1 x Micro USB (USB OTG support)
  • 1 x 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Mic-in)
  • 1 x MicroSD, supports up to 64GB of additional storage
  • 1 x Micro SIM*4
Sensors G-Sensor, E-compass, Proximity & Light sensor, Hall sensor, GPS, GLONASS & AGPS
Dimension, Weight 120 x 196.8 x 10.5 mm (WxDxH) 328g
Battery 10 hours; 15Wh Li-polymer Battery
Other Features & Applications Stereo Speakers with SonicMaster technology

ASUS PadFone

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ASUS PadFone – Phone, Tablet, Keyboard

ASUS PadPhone

Update 5/14/2012:  ASUS is giving us more information about the PadFone with the release of this video.  Still no general release date, however, it is rumored to be coming in the next few weeks.  Check out this video for more information and a demonstration of the PadFone:

Update 4/5/2012:  ASUS announced that the PadFone will be released for sale in Taiwan on April 20, 2012.  Presale orders are being accepted now at a price of $980 for the complete set of Phone, Tablet, and Keyboard.  The phone can be purchased separately for $680, and the Phone and Tablet combination sells for $850.

A release date for the US has not been announced yet.  ASUS does not currently have a relationship with any wireless carriers in the US, so there is a chance the US will not see this product released.

Original text:

ASUS, continuing their innovative approach to tablet design, has announced the extensively rumored PadFone. This is the first of its kind and attempts provide a solution for the ultimate portable user.

The phone is the main device, it has the processing power, memory, storage, etc. Slide the phone into the slot on the back of the tablet, and you now have everything that was in the phone on a 10.1 inch display. Slide the tablet onto the keyboard dock, and now you have a laptop. All of it running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

Most of us have both a cell phone, and a tablet PC.  However, it is not easy to use both at the same time.  Plus, the constant syncing of data between the devices is a pain in the neck.  Save money by buying a single device.

ASUS has lead the tablet manufacturers with their innovation of the Transformer tablet, then further pressured the competition with the release of the Transformer Prime.  This product will, for sure, cause the competition to rethink their approach to the standard template tablet design.  But, ASUS also has many issues with the Transformer Prime with the GPS, and other issues.  So hopefully, they have been more thorough with their due diligence testing with this device.

Here are some key features:

  • Battery life: slide the phone into the tablet with the attached keyboard dock and gain 9 times longer battery life, plus the ASUS PadPhonephone’s battery will charge from the tablet’s “larger battery”.
  • No more syncing multiple devices, all your data is stored in a single location.
  • 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor for very fast performance on both the phone and tablet
  • The PadFone Stylus doubles as a headset, plus if you leave the stylus behind, both the stylus and phone will vibrate and beep to let you know you’re missing something.

Here is a video released by ASUS:

Specifications (more details about the tablet will be added to this post when they become available):

Display Phone: 4.3 inches, qHD 960×540, Super AMOLED with Capacitive Multi touch panelTablet: 10.1 inches, 1280 x 800 Super AMOLED with Capacitive Multi touch panel
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 8260A Dual-Core 1.5 GHz
Operating System Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Memory 1GB (RAM) + 16/32/64 GB eMMc Flash
External Storage microSD (up to 32GB)
Camera / Flash Front:Mega-Pixel VGA CameraRear: 8 Mega-Pixel Auto Focus Flash F2.2 Aperture; 1080 Video recording
Wireless Connectivity WLAN 802.11 b/g/nWCDMAHSPA+ UL:5.76 Mbps/DL:21 Mbps3G:
WCDMA:
900/21002G:
EDGE/GPRS/GSM : 850/900/1800/1900
Inputs / Outputs 3.5mm audio jack; microSD card reader;  Built-in stereo speakers, microphone; Tablet adds microUSB
Sensors G-Sensor/E-Compass/Gyroscope/Proximity/Light Sensor/Built-in motion sensor
Dimension, Weight Phone: 5.04 x 2.57 x .36 inches, 4.5 oz
Battery Phone: 1520 mAh Lithium Tablet: “Larger Battery”
Other Features & Applications
Audio MP3/WMV/3GP/AAC/AAC+
Browser Google Browser/Youtube Browser
Messaging SMS/MMS/IM/Email
Accessories Stylus HeadsetStation DockSleeve
Accessories Stylus HeadsetStation DockSleeve
Video Video Playback:MPEG4H.264 1.4aH.263
WMV @ HD 1080p
Video Recording :
MPEG4
H.264
H.263 @ HD 1080p
H.264 Video Decode @ 720p Encode @ 1080p
Audio Slot 3.5mm
Audio MP3/WMV/3GP/AAC/AAC+
Browser Google Browser/Youtube Browser
Messaging SMS/MMS/IM/Email
E-Mail Google Mail/Exchange
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