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From: sylvester802/27/2012 8:27:14 AM
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MWC'2012: ASUS Unveils The Transformer Pad Infinity (TF700T), Packs Tegra 3 Or Snapdragon S4 Under A 1920x1200 Super IPS Display
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Posted by Eric Ravenscraft in ASUS, News, Tablets

Back at CES, ASUS lit a bit of a wildfire by announcing a new iteration of the Transformer Primewith the model number TF700T. ASUS insisted that this new Prime would not replace the old Prime. To further drive that point home, the Taiwanese company has rebranded the TF700T as the Transformer Pad Infinity and placed it on the top rung of it's rather varied tablet ladder.



Here's the specs for the Transformer Pad Infinity. Chances are they'll look a little familiar:

Dimensions: 263 x 180.8 x 8.5mmDisplay: 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 Super IPS+Weight: 586gProcessor: 3G/4G LTE - 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 (2 x Krait) / WiFi - 1.6GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 T33 (4 x Cortex A9)Memory: 1GBStorage: 16GB - 64GBBattery: 25WhrPricing: $599 - $799 estStarting at $599, the Infinity is now ASUS' most expensive and most powerful tablet. While ASUS is trying to pitch the Infinity as a separate device, it should be said that the Infinity includes a change to the design of the device that fixes the issues with GPS reception that plagued the Transformer Prime. As you can see in the photo above, a plastic RF window strip has been added to rear of the device which should improve reception. While the Transformer Prime will still be sold, it will still have the same GPS defect, which means it may not be the best investment unless you really need the extra $100.



You'll also notice that the LTE version of the device is sporting Qualcomm's dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, instead of the Tegra 3 SoC that ASUS tends to prefer. It's unclear why ASUS opted to go with the Qualcomm processor for the LTE version of the Infinity instead of the Tegra 3, as the latter does have LTE configurations.

Regardless, the Infinity is one of the nicest tablets we've seen in a while. Hate to break it to you, Transformer Prime users, but rebranding or no, it looks like ASUS is about to make the Prime obsolete.

Source: ASUS, via Anandtech

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From: sylvester802/27/2012 8:29:33 AM
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MWC'2012: ASUS Sets Its Sights On The Mid-Range Tablet Market With The Transformer Pad 300 Series: 10.1" Tegra 3 Tablets For $399 (VIDEO - click link)
Eric Ravenscraft in ASUS, News, Tablets

ASUS continues its domination of the Android tablet market with the introduction of the Transformer Pad 300 Series. While the naming scheme for ASUS' tablets may be reaching near-Samsung levels of confusing, the new mid-range tablets look to be a great way to get yourself a 10" tablet without breaking the bank.



The tablet packs the same Tegra 3 SoC as its big brother, though we'd imagine it's clocked a little slower than the Prime and Infinity variants. It also contains the same 22Whr battery and 1GB of RAM. The major difference, thankfully, isn't in lower specs or older versions of Android, but in materials. The Transformer Pad 300 Series is made of plastic, instead of the aluminum cases that ASUS' higher-end tablets have. It's nice to see a company cut costs without shooting performance in the foot for once.

The tablets come in three colors that are totally not in any way U.S.-themed. Each has its own optional, colored laptop docks as well. The tablets will start at $399, which makes them slightly cheaper than the Transformer Prime, and comfortably below the iPad's base price of $500.

Here's a closer look at the specs:

Dimensions: 263 x 180.8 x 9.9mmPlastic chassis10.1-inch 1280 x 800 IPS displayWeight: 635gNVIDIA Tegra 3 (4 x Cortex A9) processor1GB RAM16GB storage22Whr batteryAndroid 4.0As usual, there's no word on pricing or availability yet. We're also still waiting to hear about that mythical $250 Tegra 3-powered 7" tablet ASUS announced at CES, so add this to the list of slates that we can't wait to see hit the market. We're not sure where you are, Motorola and HTC, but it looks like ASUS—and to a lesser extent Samsung—are running away with the Android tablet market.

Source: ASUS, via Anandtech

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From: sylvester802/27/2012 8:34:30 AM
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MWC 2012: ASUS Details Padfone Specs, Crams A Snapdragon S4 Inside Your Phone, Inside Your Tablet
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Posted by Eric Ravenscraft in ASUS, News, Padfone

ASUS has barely been able to contain its excitement for its Padfone device(s?). Finally, though, we get some more details about what the phone/tablet set will be packing. The former is sporting a a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (it's unclear what model at this time) and 1GB of RAM, underneath a 4.3" 960x540 Super AMOLED screen. Much like Motorola's line of lapdocks, the SoC of the phone will power the tablet while docked.



The tablet station has a 10.1" screen, a gratuitous 24.4Whr battery, and Micro USB and Micro HDMI connections. The tablet station will use the phone's 8MP rear camera, though it has its own front-facing camera for video chat. As if that wasn't enough, the tablet can also be docked into ASUS' now-iconic keyboard docks. The Padfone is not-so-subtly attempting to be the only device you'll ever need.



I'm sure there's an Inception joke in here somewhere.

Here's the full list of specs for the phone half of ASUS' Padfone:

WCDMA 900/2100MHzEDGE/GPS 850/900/1800/1900MHzHSPA+ 21/5.76Mbps (42Mbps Optional)Android 4.0 (ICS)Snapdragon S4 (dual-core Krait) with Adreno 225 GPU1GB LPDDR2 RAM + 16 - 64GB eMMC NAND802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB 2.04.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD (960 x 540)Rear Camera: 8MP F2.2, AF with LED FlashFront Camera: VGAMotion sensor, proximity light sensor, gyro sensor, e-compass1520mAh Li-ionmicroSD expansion slot (SDHC/SDXC up to 32GB)Dimensions: 128mm x 65.4mm x 9.2mmWeight: 129gWhen docked in the tablet, the Padfone gains the following new specs:

Micro USB + Micro HDMI10.1-inch 1280 x 800 display with Capacative TouchRear Camera: 8MP (via Padfone rear camera)Front Camera: 1.3MP (1280 x 800)Vibration sensor, 2 color LED indicators for battery status24.4Whr Battery2-in-1 audio jack, 40-pin connectorPhone/GPSDimensions: 273mm x 176.9mm x 13.65mm (h-average)Weight: 724gNo details are available yet on pricing, availability, or if the Padfone will get its own keyboard dock or if it can use the same dock that other ASUS tablets use. If we had to guess, we'd say that another ASUS dock would work just fine for this tablet, though obviously you'll want to hear that from ASUS before you go out and buy a keyboard dock in anticipation.

So, are the specs nice enough to convince you to give up your phone, tablet, and laptop?

Source: ASUS, via Anandtech

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From: Eva2/27/2012 10:41:18 PM
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What a great smart phone/Camera :
conversations.nokia.com

wish I could get it in the states soon!

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To: Eva who wrote (5391)2/27/2012 11:25:31 PM
From: sylvester80
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Unfortunately with the Symbian OS, it is dead on arrival... nice camera though... but as a phone it is DOA...

BTW, it is also thicker than some stand alone cameras...

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From: sylvester802/27/2012 11:32:09 PM
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MUST SEE: ASUS PadFone - Expand Your World
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To: sylvester80 who wrote (5392)2/28/2012 9:50:16 AM
From: Eva
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You are not well informed about the NEW Nokia, they partnered up with microsoft, and with Nokia lumia started windows. No more symbion. It is a great new windows phone, perfect for the masses who are familiar with windows, think about it.

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To: Eva who wrote (5394)2/28/2012 10:09:47 AM
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We aren't sure what's the strangest thing about Nokia's new offering, the fact that it's got a 41 Megapixel camera or the fact that it runs Symbian. It has a very high resolution sensor and uses oversampling, apparently producing good results in low light. Users can either save a maximum of 38Mpixels, or else zoom and crop for normal resolution images. Observers expected a maximum of one more Symbian phone before Nokia shifts over to Windows Phone. This suggests either a longer life for Symbian — or maybe [that] Symbian was just an easier platform to make a show-stopping device that may turn out to be more of a concept phone.

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To: Eva who wrote (5394)2/28/2012 10:33:55 AM
From: sylvester80
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Nope. The 808 with the super duper camera is running Symbian OS. Go ask Nokia why they did that.

pluggedin.co.uk

The specs for the 808 are nothing to write home about, and the device runs the outdated Symbian OS

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From: sylvester803/1/2012 9:15:19 AM
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FOR ONE DAY ONLY...Pentaband Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Nexus i9250 GSM 16GB Android Smartphone with Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G and HD Display (Silver or White) for $529.99 only for 1 day

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