Ok, ok, I might’ve been sensationalising a little bit in the headline there, as the Asus Padfone price hasn’t been revealed as such, merely estimated. Incidentally, sensationalising is quite possibly the biggest word I’ve ever used. Check me out.
Where was I? Ahh yes, the Asus Padfone price has been estimated at a whopping – wait for it – £700 (with 2p change).
The £699.98 estimate comes via online retailer Flagshipfones, however it notes: “Official Release Date and Pricing To Be Confirmed. Thank you”. No, thank you.
As the site admits, it’s really just an estimate at the moment, based on, well, nothing. It’s not like there’s a whole bunch of rival smartphone-tablet-netbook hybrid thingies to compare it to.
Asus hasn’t said anything officially, however there were whispers at Mobile World Congress that it might sit below the £500 mark. Now that’s more like it.
In case you’ve been asleep for the past couple of weeks, the Asus Padfone is comprised of a 4.3in dual-core smartphone and a 10.1in tablet shell thingy that effectively magnifies the display.
There’s also a keyboard dock, and the Asus Padfone’s stylus doubles as a Bluetooth headset for answering calls. As Peter Andre would say: insania.