Monday, February 25, 2013

Asus MWC 2013 Press Conference Recap

The Asus MWC press event just ended and my impressions of the event is that the products shown are ok but its going to be outdated by the time it reach some markets. Move aside that and i'll give you a full recap of the event which started about 15 minutes late because the livestream was not working. As usual to Asus events it always starts with some magic which lasts for a while then official business is being talked. It starts of with Jonney Shih talking about the Asus cloud services which is comprising of a few elements like instant photo share, cloud storage, etc. Then the fun bit is when he announces the Padfone Infinity which is yet another padfone which has better specs. It seemed that not too long ago that the Padfone 2 was announced. The device sports a 5" FHD IPS display, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 13MP camera and a 1.7GHz snapdragon 600 processor. Jonney is calling it the Superphone. As to all padfone the station is also here in the Padfone infinity, this time around it has a 1920 X 1200 resolution and with the phone plugged in the station the battery life of the Padfone can be extended up to 3 times. The device will cost 999 euros for the whole set, other pricings were not disclosed. Soon after that Jonney yet again unveils another mobile device called the fonepad which is basically a phablet. Specs include a 7" 1280 X 800 display, 1GB of RAM, Android 4.1, optional cameras and 8/16GB of memory which is expandable via microSD card. The fonepad is in Asus's eyes a bridge between a phone and tablet. The device also features the all new Intel Atom Z2420 which has battery saving features to extend the fonepads battery life. Not to mention, both of the devices shown off today are made using aluminum opposed to plastic in previous gen devices. Thats pretty much what happened. Join the conversation at our Facebook page as we will post up some content there also. 
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