Well, there have been rumors about a new PadFone (or FonePad) from Asus at MWC. Asus has been running a live feed from livestream.com of the event.
Jonney has been on stage for about 30 minutes talking about all of the specs and features. Here are the highlights:
Aircraft aluminum grade back plate
5.0" 1080p Full HD Display (441 ppi, better than the Retina at 326 ppi). Jonney did throw a jab at Apple's Retina display
1.7 GHz Snapdragon 600 with an Adreno 320 GPU
2 GB of RAM
32 GB or 64 GB of on board storage
EDGE, GPRS, GSM, WCDMA, LTE and CD-HSPA+
Rear Camera - 13 MP f/2.0 with flash, 1080p video
Front Camera - 2 MP f/2.0 camera
19 hours 3G talk time - 2400 mAh battery
40 hours 3G talk time when docked in tablet
Tablet dock - 1920x1200 display
400 nits display brightness
Price: €999. No word yet if it is coming to the USA
Jonney just said he is done talking about the PadFone Infinity.
But, he is not done just yet...
Now he is unveiling the FonePad (yes, the FONE-PAD)
Jonney is talking about the Asus fonepad and how people carry a tablet and an HD phone AND a tablet. The fonepad will combine both in one device.
OS: Android JellyBean
Aircraft aluminum back plate
7" 1280x800 display
Intel Atom Z2420 1.2 GHz processor
Front Camera - 1.2 MP
Rear camera - 3.0 MP
MicroSD slot up to 32 GB
Battery - up to 9 hours of runtime
2 Models have been announced:
8GB - $249 in March for the US market
16 GB - €219 in April for the European market
This is quite a bargain compared to even a Nexus 7 without 3G capabilities.
So, what are your thoughts about these new devices? Will you be running out and buying them?