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ASUS CEO confirms ZenWatch at under $200
By Luke Jones on Tuesday September 02, 2014

Ahead of its IFA 2014 event ASUS has confirmed that it is launching a smartwatch and that it will cost under $200. CEO of Asus Jerry Shen said in a Taiwanese media briefing that the device will be called the ZenWatch and it will be launched at IFA this week but will not be rolled out to the market until October. Shen also managed to hint that the wearable will be available across the globe and will not be limited to Asia and emerging markets.

Asus rolls out Android 4.4 for Padfone Infinity and Fonepad Note 6
By Luke Jones on Thursday August 14, 2014

Asus has finally brought Android 4.4 KitKat to two of its flagship devices, the Padfone Infinity and the Fonepad Note 6, bringing the two products up to date in terms of Android?s last major release.

Asus to launch sub $150 smart watch this year
By Luke Jones on Friday June 27, 2014

Asus has showed plenty of times that it can build affordable Android products that also exude a quality beyond their humble price tags. Of course, the Nexus 7 built with Google is the prime example of this. Now the Taiwanese company will throw itself into the wearable market by attempting to bring the smart watch to the masses, with an Android Wear device set to land later this year.

ASUS Transformer Book V merges Android, Windows, laptops, tablets, and phone into one device
By Andrew Kameka on Monday June 02, 2014

ASUS has been no stranger to the idea of dual-purpose devices, as evidenced by its Transformer tablets and Padfone smartphones that can power a tablet. Now ASUS has introduced a new product that is a smartphone, tablet, and laptop capable of running Android and Windows 8.

AT&T ASUS PadFone X finally begins sale period June 6
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday May 28, 2014

AT&T confirmed that it would sell the PadFone X at CES in early January. Other than a few periodic reminders of that announcement, the carrier never provided any clarity on its release plans. AT&T today finally confirmed a sales period for the PadFone X.

AT&T announces ASUS Padfone X with LTE Advanced and HD Voice
By Andrew Kameka on Monday January 06, 2014

AT&T has announced that it will be the exclusive carrier of the Asus Padfone X, marking the first time that the Android smartphone-tablet convertible will be officially sold through the carrier in the US. It will also be the first 4G LTE Advanced device from the carrier.

ASUS Padfone that can dock in tablet shell launching in US in 2014
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday December 11, 2013

ASUS has ignored the US market with each smartphone release, but the Taiwanese manufacturer will finally begin selling in the U.S. next year when it delivers the Padfone phone that can transform into a tablet.

ASUS PadFone Infinity converts a 5-inch Android phone into a 10.1-inch Android tablet
By Andrew Kameka on Monday February 25, 2013

ASUS PadFone line of Android phones have always been transformative devices capable of docking into special shells that run a tablet mode on a larger screen. The new ASUS PadFone Infinity does that with a huge upgrade to its screen and processor.

ASUS Fonepad 7-inch Android tablet can also make phone calls if the mood strikes
By Andrew Kameka on Monday February 25, 2013

ASUS already has a PadFone that can be a Android phone or a tablet when connected to a smartphone accessory, but the company today announced the Fonepad, an Android tablet that's capable of making phone calls without any add-ons.

ASUS PadFone 2 uses quad-core processor to power a phone and tablet all-in-one
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday October 16, 2012

ASUS today announced its PadFone 2, an Android 4.0 device that can be a quad-core smartphone or connect to a special dock to become a quad-core tablet.