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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.

ASUS Transformer Pad Prime and Transformer Pad Infinity get Android 4.1 update in U.S.
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday September 27, 2012

ASUS has announced plans to update both the Transformer Pad Prime (TF201) and the Transformer Pad Infinity (TF700) to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean starting today.

ASUS Padfone 2 to debut at October 16 press event
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday September 20, 2012

While companies often coyly tease their product announcements in press invitations, the Taiwanese manufacturer has made it clear that its next gathering will be to unveil the ASUS Padfone 2.

ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 update brings Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the UK
By Andrew Kameka on Friday August 24, 2012

British owners of the Transformer Pad TF300 can upgrade their tablet to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean beginning today. The firmware update adds new Jelly Bean features like enhanced notifications and the Face Unlock liveness check, as well as improvements to pre-installed apps. ASUS plans to announce more supported devices soon, but Transformer Pad TF300 users can check for the update now by going to Settings > About Tablet > System firmware update > Check update.

ASUS plans to update Transformer Pad tablets to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
By Dan Seifert on Friday July 20, 2012

ASUS confirmed to The Verge today that it plans to release updates for its Transformer Pad line of Android tablets that will upgrade them from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Eee Pad Transformer, Transformer Prime, and Transformer Pad Infinity are all slated to get the update, which is due to arrive in the "coming months." ASUS says that more specific information about the timing of the updates will be provided closer to their release dates.

ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T headed stateside next month
By Dan Seifert on Monday June 25, 2012

ASUS has revealed that the latest and greatest version of its Transformer line of tablets, the Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T, will be available for purchase in the U.S. starting next month. Like the Transformer Prime, the Infinity runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is powered by a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. The Infinity steps out on its own with its new 1920 x 1200 pixels Super IPS+ display, however. As it is a Transformer, it is also compatible with an optional keyboard dock. Expect to pay $499 for the 32GB version of the tablet and $599 for the 64GB edition when the tablet arrives the week of July 16.. The optional keyboard dock will run you an additional $149. For more looks at the tablet, be sure to check out our hands-on with the TF700T from Mobile World Congress earlier this year.