After a lot of noise and not a lot of real information, AT&T has finally announced a June 6 preorder date for the ASUS PadFone X. You'll be able to snag one for as low as $22.92/month, or $199 on a two-year contract. That price includes the PadFone Station tablet which the phone plugs into for a better view of whatever you're working on.

We've been looking at this thing since CES, though it's certainly not the first time ASUS has tried their hand at a smartphone/tablet hybrid. Besides its intimate relationship with a larger device, the PadFone X packs a 2.3 Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, a 5-inch 1080p display, 13 megapixel camera, and it runs Android 4.4 KitKat. Meanwhile the tablet has a 9-inch 1920 X 1200 display and a 4,990 mAh battery to help keep your phone going.

Anybody hankering to get the ASUS PadFone X can head over to the AT&T landing page to sign up for notifications. Anybody biting? Do you ever wish your tablet and smartphone played more nicely together? Is this the way to do it?

Source: AT&T


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AT&T ASUS PadFone X finally gets a preorder date and price: June 6 for $199


For the phone and tablet dock?!

I almost don't believe it. Maybe because AT&T is only slightly less evil than Verizon. But only slightly...

I would had cared about this 6 months ago. 800 processor is not an upgrade from my Lumia 1520. I've always like this concept but will just pass on it for the moment. It's gonna take something incredible for me to ditch Lumia and WP to cone back to Android. Right now the G3 is doing a hell of alot convincing. Flex 2 even more.

Not a bad deal when they include the tablet.
Unless they are going to try to charge extra for your data access?

It's not two devices. That's would be fraudulent. There's no way the tablet extension works at all without the phone.

I work at AT&T. The fact that you don't have to pay for a separate tablet line is one of our selling points. As far as we're concerned, it's just a large screen for your phone.
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... Dang it. Should have waited for this lol. I need to replace my tf101. Oh well (still enjoying my Galaxy S5 ).

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Kinda defeats the purpose of getting home and throwing your phone on the charger while picking up your tablet. (Sarcasm)

I still prefer having 2 sperate devices for my phone and tablet. The home screens are set up differently because I use them for different things.

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I have an older Padfone.
It actually has two launchers - one for phone and one for tablet mode. So your screen layouts can be totally different . Using a third party app you can even use different launchers for the phone and tablet. I use Nova for the phone and stock launcher for the tablet.