Asus PadFone Infinity Launch

Asus unveils new PadFone Infinity with upgraded processor

By on September 17, 2013 at 8:00 PM.

Asus unveils new PadFone Infinity with upgraded processor

Asus took the stage in Taipei on Tuesday in order to officially announce the new PadFone Infinity. By all accounts, the new model of the smartphone-tablet combo looks nearly identical to the original PadFone Infinity. The changes lie within, and most notably include a quad-core 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, reports Engadget. The 5-inch, 1920 x 1080 resolution screen remains the same, along with the 2,400 mAh battery, 13-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and 1080p video capture. More →

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Asus PadFone Infinity A86 Photos

Leaked photos reveal next-gen Asus PadFone Infinity

By on August 29, 2013 at 9:45 PM.

Leaked photos reveal next-gen Asus PadFone Infinity

Our last look at the Asus PadFone Infinity left something to be desired, but a refresh might be just what Asus needs to re-establish itself in the phone market. The exterior of the rumored A86 PadFone Infinity appears to be nearly identical to the current A80 model, but the leak from ePrice does seem to confirm that the new model will have a Snapdragon 800 processor, a notable leap over its predecessor’s Snapdragon 600. Other than that, most of the specifications will remain the same, and the lack of a redesign means that all current accessories will be compatible with the A86. ePrice also claims that the A86 will launch in Taiwan before the end of September (between the 15th and 20th) with a lower initial price than the original PadFone Infinity. Leaked photos of the new PadFone follow below. More →

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ASUS Padfone Infinity Hands On

Asus PadFone Infinity preview: You’ve gone too far this time, Asus

By on February 26, 2013 at 8:45 AM.

Asus PadFone Infinity preview: You’ve gone too far this time, Asus

I admit it: I’m normally a sucker for hybrid devices that cleverly combine form factors or integrate functionality between smartphones, laptops and tablets. I really liked how Microsoft (MSFT) implemented the Surface Touch Cover, for instance, and I was also a fan of Motorola’s Webtop software that let you plug your smartphone into a laptop dock. There’s just one problem with many these hybrids, however: There’s no evidence that most consumers want to buy them even if they’re well implemented, as Motorola discontinued the Webtop platform last fall and Microsoft has reportedly sold well under 1 million Surface RT tablets. More →

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