We’ve already had rubbish Asus-related news this week in the form of the Amazon Transformer Prime pre-order debacle, and there’s more Asus badness now – just for us in the UK, yay!
The budget tablet was teased by Nvidia and Asus at CES in Vegas this week. There wasn’t too much in the way of concrete details, but we were told to expect a 7in 1280x800 display, quad-core Tegra 3 processor and – most interestingly – a price tag aimed at punching the Amazon Kindle Fire.
Needless to say the suggested $249 retail price wouldn’t translate literally to £163 in the UK, but even a couple of hundred quid for those specs would’ve been a pretty sweet deal.
Alas, there’ll be no such tablet for us. Instead, Asus will appease the UK with the Padfone. As Phil reported earlier in the week, the Asus Padfone will launch at Mobile World Congress.
The Asus Padfone is comprised of a 4.3in smartphone and 10in tablet. The smartphone docks inside the tablet, and it’ll be Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) flavoured.
We don’t know a great deal more about the Asus Padfone at this stage, but we’ll be pawing it for sure in Barcelona next month.