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Asus made a mark in the hardware space by launching Android powered Nexus 7. Already declared hit by many tech pundits, the company is now ranked among the prominent tablet makers. But, Asus is not restricted by Google- Asus joint venture; the versatile hardware manufacturer has launched critically acclaimed PadFone 2 late last year. The unique device has sold in exceptional numbers, as claimed by a report published in Digitimes.
The Taiwan-based giant has sold 1 million PadFone 2 units, since the inception of its release date. In a glittery event held last year in Milan; the unique concept of having a tablet - cum - smartphone was re-born. The successor to original - PadFone, is still selling in good compared to Microsoft's Surface RT tablet. As per the reports published in Digitimes, which says that - the device is still to be launched in the US market, and despite that sale numbers are so positive. Although, one cannot say about original PadFone, as the device had multiple malfunctions.
After the surprise success of PadFone 2, the company is now prepping to launch the successor. There are no exact details dished by Taipei- based giant at the moment. But, the PadFone 3 must have better docking functionality, and who knows - A phablet- cum - tablet feature lands up at this year's Mobile World Congress, salted to happen at Barcelona, Spain this month.
The PadFone 2 is a multi- functional structure with a tablet and smartphone folded into one device. Talking about the smartphone, it is fully equipped in displaying full- HD videos on a large 4.7 - inch display. With a decent 13-mega pixel rear camera, an image taken by camera will indeed look crisp and real. Powered by quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, the device weighs around 649 grams that includes the weight of PadFone 2 Station.
Asus launched the original PadFone back in Computex 2011, held at Taipei. The odd looking combination of having tablet - cum- smartphone garnered news. But, it didn't take off, due to high- cost of the combo pack, and most importantly it never sold out of select Asian countries. Thank fully, the PadFone 2, is selling in many parts of Europe and Asia. India also got the glimpse of original PadFone, but at Rs. 64,999 , it was a dead deal , without any doubt.