News by Luke Jones on Thursday October 16, 2014.
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ASUS has some stunning hybrid devices that are unique and live in a niche all by themselves. I am talking about the Padfone range that sees a smartphone coupled with a tablet dock, where the user can slot the smartphone into the rear of the dock to turn it into a slate. Most of the Padfone range is high end, with the smartphone matching smartphone in terms of specs and build quality. However, there is an affordable Padfone too and it is coming to AT&T in the United States.The ASUS Padfone X Mini is arriving on Ma Bell and the second largest carrier in the nation sent out the following statement:
The PadFone X mini transforms into a 7-inch 4G LTE tablet-like experience when docked into its companion docking station. It will be available in AT&T retail stores on Oct. 24 and in national retailers by November. Exclusively on the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network, covering more than 300 million Americans, the PadFone X mini will retail for $199.99 on GoPhone, AT&T's branded prepaid service.3 Plans start at only $40 per month for 500 MB of data and 500 minutes of talk time.
The PadFone X mini is the first smartphone for the U.S. market powered by an Intel application processor and an Intel LTE solution. The device has an Intel XMM 7160 LTE modem and an Intel Atom processor with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, which supports four simultaneous application threads for smooth and seamless multitasking and responsive web browsing. Additional features include: Automatic charging with up to 28.3 hours of battery life when the phone is docked into the station, and up to 15.8 hours of battery life on a single charge when used in the smartphone mode. ASUS exclusive 5-megapixel (5MP) PixelMaster camera for high-quality photos. ASUS DynamicDisplay technology that resizes apps for the different display sizes, as well as the ASUS ZenUI, an exclusive user interface for smart devices that includes features such as ASUS ZenUI What's Next and Do It Later. These new features put users' next task in front of them or allows them to mark items for follow-up. The Side Flip Cover and TriCover, a stylish and practical cover lined with microfiber with a tough polyurethane outer cover for the phone and docking station that helps prevent scratches, scrapes, and dents in two different landscape orientations.The ASUS Padfone X Mini is a mid-range package that has 1.6GHz dual core Intel Atom Z2560 with 1GB of RAM, a 4.5-inch 480p display, and a 5 megapixel rear camera. source: ATT
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