ASUS shows off the Padfone and Pad Infinity 700 at MWC 2012
As MWC 2012 gets underway the news is rolling in, and ASUS has finally shown of some tablets a lot of us have been waiting to see. Asus finally let people get hands-on with two new devices in the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700 series and the ASUS Padphone. The Pad Infinity is essentially the same tablet that ASUS showed off as the TF700 during CES, but with a few differences. It will come in two models, one featuring a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 with WiFi while the other comes with a dual-core 1.5 GHz S4 from Qualcomm with 3G/4G & LTE capabilities. As for the resolution, it’s still 1920 x 1200 on both models which means you’ll have a sexy full HD display either way you go. The tablets will both run ICS 4.0, come with 1GB of RAM and can be had with 32 or 64 GB of storage. The other tablet of note is the hotly anticipated tablet known as the ASUS Padfone. People have waited, wondered, and drooled over its arrival and the wait is finally over as scores of reports are starting to come in about the Padfone. The concept behind the device is an interesting one as it allows you to slide a phone inside of a tablet, and then you can slide the tablet into a laptop dock if you want to further extend your experience. If that wasn’t enough, this morning ASUS announced the Padfone will have another cool accessory with a capacitive stylus that actually doubles as a handset when you’re using the Padfone in tablet mode.If the price is right and there are no “issues” with the new setup count me in as I’ll be one of the first in line to buy this bad boy. The only letdown I could see is a lot of us expected a quad-core beast, but we’re only going to get dual-core our of the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. Still nothing to sneeze at, especially when you consider it runs 4.0 and has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display.
Last but certainly not least you’ve got the ASUS Transformer Pad 300. People wanted a cheaper tablet and they’re going to get it with the 300 as ASUS switched materials and went with plastic over metal to get the price down to $399. The 10-inch tablet still boasts an IPS display and Tegra-3 processor to go along with dual cameras (8MP back & 2MP front), 1GB or RAM and 16GB of storage. No firm dates were given on the 300’s release, but the Padfone will be headed out in April. ASUS still hasn’t spilled the beans on the Padfone’s pricing or which carriers will have it, but we’ll let you know as soon as we hear something. You can check out the Youtube video below to see the Padfone unveiling or keep track of anything new via ASUS’s Facebook page.