AT&T has just announced that they will have exclusive rights in the United States to carry the ASUS Padfone X. This phone/tablet combo is quite unique. The phone itself is a 5-inch device, and it can be docked into the back of a 9-inch tablet dock that has its own display and battery. It’ll feature Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box and support for LTE-Advanced, though there weren’t many other specs revealed at this point.
“We are committed to delivering our customers the most innovative and compelling device portfolio,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president of devices at AT&T. “The PadFone X is first of its kind in the U.S. It combines leading technology, a beautiful design and a remarkably seamless application experience – all on the nation’s fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network.”
The original Padfone created a lot of noise, but its limited global availability made it an afterthought for most people. It should be a very interesting device among a group of heavy hitters on AT&T’s store shelves, though, so we’re interested in seeing how it’ll do here in the United States. ASUS still has a press conference coming up later today, so stay tuned as we look to get more info about the Padfone X in the moments to come.