At an Italian event known as Milan Design Week 2012, ASUS showed off a few of the year’s most lustworthy Android devices — the ASUS Padfone, Transformer Pad Infinity (TF700T), and Transformer Pad 300. All three were on display at ASUS’s exhibit with pricing and a rough launch given for Italy (which should remain the same throughout Europe as well).
The ASUS Padfone will of course, carry the highest price tag with both the price for the phone and tablet dock (“Padfone Station”) together coming in at €700. The CES “Most Innovative” award winning device will be available in late May with an LTE version slated for September, according to ASUS. The keyboard dock will be sold separately for €150.
The ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity (or T-Prime HD, as I like to call it) will arrive on June 10th, costing €600 for 64GB of storage and will be WiFi only. The optional keyboard dock should carry the same €150 pricing.
As for the ASUS Transformer Pad 300, the more affordable tablet will be available in mid-May. The WiFi-only version will sell for €400, with the 3G version going for €500. Both will come with 32GB of internal storage.
ASUS is coming in hot for 2012. We can only hope a US release will soon follow these Italian dates. For some reason, I just can’t imagine we’re going to see the Padfone arriving stateside on too many carriers with the device more than likely being made available unlocked and compatible with AT&T. Out of all 3 of these tablets, which one do you see yourselves picking up?
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- Check out the ASUS Padfone forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.
- Check out the ASUS Padfone Station forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.