Australia Gets Asus Padfone 2 In 2013

 

  • LTE 1800MHz network band
  • Redesigned tablet dock
  • 4.7in screen

The Asus Padfone 2 has already been launched internationally in Taipei and Milan but Australia won’t be getting it until 2013, the company confirms.

 

  • LTE 1800MHz network band
  • Redesigned tablet dock
  • 4.7in screen

The Asus Padfone 2 has already been launched internationally in Taipei and Milan but Australia won’t be getting it until 2013, the company confirms.

According to an Asus representative, the main reason for the delay was that the original Padfone was just recently released in Australia.  The original Padfone was released in August in Australia and is sold exclusively through Harvey Norman for AU$999.

"It will be coming, but the first Padfone launched not long ago so we will need to leave a bit of room for it," the ASUS spokesperson said.

Also, no word yet what carriers will carry the phablet and on what distribution arrangement. The company did say though that the device will require testing on the Australian networks before it's launched.

The Padfone 2 is likely to work on the Australian 4G networks used by Telstra and Optus as the device features the required LTE 1800MHz network band.

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