According to news today the Asus PadFone could be hitting shops in Europe in May, along with the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700 and Asus Transformer TF300 Android tablets. But we’re still waiting for launch news in the UK.
Asus is currently demonstrating the devices, along with a selection of its notebooks and all-in-one PCs at Milan Design Week, where Notebook Italia reports the company revealed pricing and availability for the Italian market.
The Asus PadFone will be arriving in Italy in late May, with the PadFone and PadFone Station dock coming later in June. The combo is priced the combo at €699, which is roughly around £572, and not a bad price considering you’re getting a tablet and phone.
Italian pricing for Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700 is €599 (£490) and it will be available in June. The Asus Pad Transformer TF300 is available in Italy in May starting at €399 (£290). Find out more about the tablets here.
Unfortunately there’s no news on when any of the devices will be coming here or how much it will cost; an Asus spokesperson told Recombu that nothing has been confirmed yet for the UK. Although this is a little frustrating, it makes sense after the stock issues regarding the Asus EeePad Transformer Prime; it’s clear Asus wants to customers to get the devices when expected.
We had some hands-on time with it MWC, check out our Asus PadFone hands-on pictures and we were really impressed, so we’ll have to wait a little bit longer before we get a chance to try it. In the meantime check out this new video of the PadFone from Milan Design Week.