Smartphone, which can dock into into the PadFone 2 Station, will go on sale at retailers including Carphone Warehouse
ASUS has announced that its PadFone 2 smartphone will go on sale in the UK late next month.
It will come in black and white, costing £599 from Carphone Warehouse, John Lewis, Selfridges, Amazon.co.uk, Ebuyer.com, Scan.co.uk, Box.co.uk and laptopoutlet.co.uk. It will be available to pre-order from this Friday (March 1).
The PadFone 2, which is powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon process and runs Android, can dock into the PadFone 2 Station to become a fully featured 10.1-inch tablet.
The smartphone has a 4.7-inch HD touchscreen made from toughened glass, 13-megapixel camera, HD video recording capabilities and 2GB of RAM. It provides up to 16 hours 3G talk time and 13 hours Wi-Fi web browsing, while the docking station gives up to 36 hours talk time.
ASUS WebStorage of either 50GB or 64GB are provided free for two years, and data syncing between the smartphone and docking station also enabled when the two devices are connected.