Mysterious ASUS TF500T Shows Up at the FCC

Well it looks like ASUS has another device on the way because model TF500T just showed up at the FCC. If naming can give any clues to this mysterious device, it should be somewhat better than the Transformer Pad TF300 and somewhat inferior to the Transformer Pad Infinity TF700. Little is known about the device, but it’s listed as having WiFi (b/g/n), HDMI, a microphone, and is tablet shaped.

Any guesses as to what else this mysterious device might have? Hit up the comments and let us know what you think.

source: Engadget
via: FCC

 

ASUS and Wikipad will support PlayStation Mobile

 

PlayStation Mobile is something that I really want other companies to jump on. While HTC has been the only big supporter, that changed today as ASUS and the Wikipad have been announced to be the newest supporter of PlayStation Mobile. I obviously don’t need to tell you how big this is for ASUS as they’re one of the top Android tablet vendors out there, but if you’re unfamiliar with the lesser-known Wikipad, you can check out our post about the gaming device here.

This move will definitely bolster the gaming capabilities of several popular ASUS devices such as the Transformer Prime and Nexus 7. What do you guys think of this move? I’m sure ASUS tablet owners will love this news!

source: PlayStation

How The Nexus 7 Has Changed My Device Use Habits

There’s no question that Google’s Nexus 7 tablet is a success. Google and ASUS have managed to create something extremely compelling for such a low price point. Typically, when I spend $199 on a device of this nature, I’m not expecting it to be a premium, high-end device. But the Nexus 7 has proven itself to be not only a serviceable tablet, but something that belies its budget price tag.

Since receiving my Nexus 7 at Google I/O this year, I have noticed a shift in my device use habits as the 7-incher has wedged itself right smack dab in the middle of my daily use patterns. How has adding a device to my daily routine changed how I interact with all my other devices? First, I should list out the devices I use on a daily basis. I currently have an HTC Evo 4G LTE phone, and a Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi 10.1-inch tablet. The use of these two devices in particular has been impacted by the Nexus 7. I also have a Sony NSZ-GS7 Google TV set-top box, and a Nexus Q.

Hit the break to find out how the Nexus 7 has impacted my Android device usage.


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Asus Transformer Pad TF300TL With LTE Coming To Germany And Austria This Month

 

Germany and Austria will be the first to see the Asus Transformer Pad TF300TL, the LTE-enabled version of the TF300. We saw the TF300TL pass through the FCC in May and now, according to German site TechFokus, the tablet will be available this month.

The TF300TL will be available for €629 ($774) with the keyboard dock accessory, or €529 ($651) for just the tablet alone. Of course, a carrier service plan will also have to be added. It will be available in the same red, white, and blue color choices as the non-LTE version, with the white one going to carrier O2.

No news on when, or even if, this tablet is coming to other countries. Anyone looking forward to this one?

source: teckfokus
via: the verge

ASUS Says the Nexus 7 was Conceived at CES and Released Four Months Later

I used to have this belief that it took months upon months to come up with an idea, create it, and mass produce it, that was until today. You may have remembered a certain tablet by ASUS called the MeMo 370T that disappeared as quickly as it came at this year’s CES. Six months later, Google announces the Nexus 7 at the Google I/O Developer Conference with an official model number of ME370T. How we got to this point? Usually these matters are kept under wraps and not spoken of too much, that was until now.
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More official Nexus 7 accessories revealed including a Bluetooth Keyboard Case and Rotating Stand

If you’re looking for more accessories for your Nexus 7 we’ve got a sneak peak for you. Our friends at Mobile Fun in the UK posted pictures of ASUS-made accessories that will be available soon. Unfortunately we don’t have release dates but we do have pricing. For starters, there is the Bluetooth Keyboard Case (pictured above) priced at £79.95 ($125). It’s a little pricey but it appears to work well as a docking station. Hit the break for more


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Official Nexus 7 Dock and Premium Leather Case Images Leaked

Ever since we first saw the Nexus 7 at Google I/O, we suspected that a dock accessory would be released since the tablet contains four golden pogo pins that are currently not being used. Swedish site Nordic Hardware has leaked slides of upcoming Nexus 7 accessories, including a charging dock and premium leather case.

The dock “perfectly angles” the tablet for “movie and photo viewing, browsing and email“. It also contains a 3.5mm line out jack to hook up active speakers, which is a nice touch. HDMI, unsurprisingly and unfortunately, is not included. According to the leaked images of the dock, it should be available August 24th for $49.99.

For those of us still looking for that perfect Nexus 7 case, we are getting options. Hit the break to find out more.


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Official Nexus 7 Cover Now Available in the Google Play Store

We’ve been keeping an eye out for the official Nexus 7 cover to become available in the Google Play store and today they finally landed. Only available in dark grey, a new case for your N7 is going to set you back just over $30 depending on your local tax. This includes $19.99 for the unit, $9.99 for 2-day shipping, and a few bucks for uncle Sam. It seems a little pricey after all is said and done but it could very well be worth it to have some custom fitting protection. We will get ours in a few days so stay tuned for some feedback. Heck, if a few of you are interested, I could even throw a quick video together showing you how it looks/works on the tablet. In the meantime, if you already know you want one, hit up the source link below.

source: Google Play

ASUS updating Padfone to Android 4.0.4; Improved camera software and bug fixes

ASUS has updated their Padfone to software version 9.20.1.22. While it doesn’t bring the device to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it does bring it to Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. The update brings several bug fixes and optimizations in the power consumption and camera department.  Support for 64GB SD cards will also implemented along with a new Super Note function with handwriting recognition.

ASUS will be pushing the update via OTA, although you can also pull the update directly from the ASUS’ website. If you own a Padfone and wish to update it yourself, then head over to the source link!

source: ASUS

Asus Transformer Infinity launching in the UK this August

Is the Google Nexus 7 not your cup of tea? Prefer your tablet bigger, bolder and brighter? If so then my fellow Brits have cause for celebration as Asus has today announced that the top-of-the-range Transformer Infinity is inbound. From August 31st you’ll be able to pick up the 64GB model complete with official keyboard dock for a fairly hefty £599.99.

Let’s not forget that it’s the quality of Asus’ Transformer range of tablets that prompted Google to partner with them for the uber-successful Nexus 7. As far as high end tablets go, you could do a lot worse. The real question is just how many people will be willing to part with £600 when you can pick up an astounding tablet for as little as £160 these days. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Twitter