ASUS Padfone AT&T Bound?

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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.

ASUS PadfoneThe 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



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