Asus during its press conference today in Taiwan, announced the availability and pricing of its phone-cum-tablet Padfone which it unveiled first last month during MWC in Barcelona. The phone alone is priced at NT$17,990 (around $610 US), while the package of PadFone, the tablet-style dock, and combination Bluetooth earpiece and stylus will set you back NT$24,980 (about $850 US). The Transformer-style keyboard dock adds another NT$3,921 (about US$130), bringing the total price to a hefty US$980. Pre-orders for the handset start tomorrow, with units expected to ship on April 20th. Germany, Hong Kong and Singapore have been announced as the next launch regions, though there’s no date given just yet.
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