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ASUS partners StarHub to bring Padfone to Singapore

Zafar Anjum | May 29, 2012
The phone-tablet hybrid device will be ready for exclusive retail at StarHub from 2 June

ASUS is bringing PadFone and PadFone Station for exclusive retail with the help of Singapore telco StarHub from 2 June, the Taiwanese hardware company announced today.

The PadFone is a fully featured Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone with a 4.3" screen. When it is connected to the PadFone Station, it transforms into a 10.1" Android ICS tablet with up to 64 hours battery life, said ASUS in a statement.

"With easy access to more than 450,000 Google Play apps, 32 StarHub TV on Mobile channels, and the World Wide Web, the PadFone allows our customers to work hard and play hard, redefining on-the-go entertainment and productivity," said Chan Kin Hung, StarHub's head of marketing and products.

"Paired with StarHub's advanced nationwide mobile broadband network, no-bill-shock mobile data plans and 32 Mobile TV channels, the PadFone is truly a road warrior's best friend," he added.

The partners said that ASUS PadFone will be available at S$800 (US$627) without contract and customers who want the PadFone Station can simply top up S$328. Other accessories such as the PadFone Station Dock and the PadFone Stylus Headset will be priced at S$228 and S$128 respectively.

 

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