The ASUS Padfone, the three-in-one tablet/smartphone/netbook combo that officially debuted at Mobile World Congress in February may be headed Stateside through AT&T.
The Android-powered device, which consists of a smartphone with a large-screen tablet dock and familiar ASUS Transformer-style keyboard case is already available overseas, though US carriers seem reluctant to support a device that essentially works around the carriers’ tethering fees.
AT&T may be the lone exception, as it has promised to offer shared data plans that allows customers to buy one bucket of data for multiple devices. Such a plan would benefit the Padfone, which is essentially a phone, tablet, and netbook.
For those not wanting to wait for AT&T, Negri Electronics is selling the unlocked 16GB Padfone for $859.50. The 32GB and 64GB versions cost $959.50 and $1,059.50 respectively.
TabletPCReview had a chance to test out the Padfone at Mobile World Congress, as well as its innovative stylus accessory. Read the ASUS Padfone hands on here.
Source: Android Authority