ASUS Transformer Book Duet leaks in video, a Dual OS device that will debut at CES

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A couple days ago we shed some light on Intel’s plans to push devices that can boot into either Windows or Android. Intel is using the name Dual OS to describe these devices. While Microsoft has been trying to halt the production of these devices, it seems that at least ASUS will go through with their plans. In a video on YouTube, the Transformer Book Duet leaked, showing that it will indeed be able to run both Windows and Android. According to the video, its model number is TD300. According to the video, the Transformer Book Duet will take roughly eight seconds to switch operating systems.

The video has since been pulled and it is likely that this is the device ASUS teased a two weeks ago. Android World took the screenshot above, which does indeed have a spelling error. We are not sure whether or not ASUS is aware of that at the moment, but they will likely have it fixed by the time the Transformer Book Duet gets announced. ASUS’ CES press conference will be Monday, January 6, at 3pm EST. To keep track of everything happening in Las Vegas, click here to view our coverage of CES.

Source: Android World, ASUS [YouTube] *Video has been pulled.
Via: Android Authority

Is Asus Working on an Android Tablet Running Intel’s 64-bit Bay Trail SoC?

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With the iPhone 5s sporting a 64-bit architecture it’s easy to guess what the next big hardware craze will be on the mobile front. Samsung, not wanting to be outdone, has also made it known that they’re working their own 64 bit processors. Well Asus appears to be putting its hat in the ring as well as specs for a tablet running Android and carrying a 64-bit Bay Trail SoC has surfaced. Poised to be similar to Windows 8 running VivoTab Note 8, it will come in a quad-core package clocked at up to 1.33GHz (1.9GHz turbo).

It will also come with 2GB of RAM, a 1280×800 screen (most likely 8-inches), and a 5 MP rear camera. It will come with Android 4.2.2 as well. Why it’s not coming with KitKat is anyone’s guess. Performance wise, at least when it comes to benchmarks, suggests that it will perform similarly to the Snapdragon 800. Of course real world mileage will vary. While we may not see it at CES this year, 2014 is shaping up to be the year of the 64-bit processor.

source: G for Games

 

ASUS releases second CES 2014 promo video hinting at 4, 5 and 6-inch handsets

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Last week we showed you ASUS’ first promo video for CES 2014, which hinted at a device that dual boots. Well ASUS has just released a new CES 2014 promo video hinting at a host of new devices, including 4-inch, 5-inch and 6-inch handsets.

This new video shows millions of balls falling from the sky in Taipei, with each ball containing the number 4, 5 or 6. The video is entitled “what’s your number?” and hints at ASUS’ first venture into phablet territory. Hit the break to check out the video for yourself!


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ASUS PadFone X seen in benchmark, may be released soon

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While the PadFone Infinity is set to be released in the US sometime in the near future and the new PadFone mini was just announced last week, it seems there’s a new PadFone being released by ASUS soon as well. It’s called the PadFone X, and it was recently spotted in AnTuTu’s benchmark database.

The PadFone X is supposedly the successor to the PadFone 2 which was released last year, and there are a number of things that we can tell from its appearance in the database. First of all, it will be running Android 4.4 and will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Not only that, it also has a 1200 x 1920 screen resolution, thought the size of the screen remains unknown. Other details include a rear-facing camera of at least 5MP, 2Gb of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory.

The device itself scored very high in the benchmark tests, but we still don’t know when it will be released. Will we see the PadFone X in the US? We certainly hope so!

Source: AnTuTu
Via: PhoneArena

ASUS to host ‘In Search of Incredible’ event on January 6

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CES is quickly approaching and a lot of companies will be unveiling a few goodies. ASUS is one of those companies as they just sent out invites for an event on January 6, which is the big press day for CES. What exactly will ASUS unveil? Probably a refreshed tablet(s) for the Transformer line and/or MeMoPad is my best guess, but we will know for sure in just under a month.

 

ASUS bringing PadFone to US in Q2 2014

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ASUS first introduced its PadFone back in 2011 at Computex, using Taiwan as a testbed, and selling over 10,000 PadFones a month between April and August. ASUS also launched the original PadFone Infinity there in May, and managed to sell between 200 and 300 devices daily between June and August.

After all this testing, an updated PadFone Infinity was released in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Russia, UAE, and a large portion of Europe. Now it finally looks as though the PadFone will be making its way to the US.


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ASUS PadFone Mini officially announced, 4.3-inch phone with 7-inch tablet dock

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As expected, ASUS unveiled the PadFone Mini in Taiwan. The phone will sport a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) display and the tablet dock will come in at 7-inches (1280 x 800 display). The rest of the specs (of the phone) include a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD slot for expanded storage, 8MP rear camera, 1,500mAh battery, and Android 4.3. The dock also includes a 2.300mAh battery.

There is also a Hi-Light “Owl Mode” for better photos in low light. It’s priced at NT$11,990 ($405), which is unbelievably cheap when you consider what you’re getting. The initial plan is for it to be available in China, Russia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia, but don’t count the U.S. out. Hit the break for a quick video.


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Asus Padfone Mini press render leaks, shows 4.3 inch screen

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Courtesy of @evleaks, we’re getting a good look at the Asus Padfone Mini. It looks fairly similar to the original Asus Padfone, although a bit more refined. The phone piece of the Padfone will sport a 7 inch screen, and the tablet looks like it’s roughly 7 inches. Unfortunately, no word on specs, but we’d heard that the Padfone Mini would have a quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU. We should hear an official announcement from Asus about this phone/tablet hybrid fairly soon.

source: evleaks

New dual-OS tablet by Asus passes through FCC, runs both Windows 8 and Android 4.4

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A new Asus tablet just passed through the halls of the FCC, which is able to dual-boot into both Windows 8 and Android 4.4, much like its previously released Transformer Book Trio.

The tablet currently has three model names, M82T, L82T, and R82T— the difference in the variants are unknown to us at this point. The tablet should pack an Intel Atom Bay Trail CPU, which could be either the Z3740 or the Z3770. The battery is 2910mAh, and internal storage should be offered in both 32GB or 64GB.

Just by looking at it, it seems that it could be a 7-inch display, but screen size and resolution were not mentioned.

A Windows-only variant of the device actually has three model numbers, M80T, L80T, R80T, while an Android-only variant also has three model numbers, M81T, L81T, R81T. Again, differences between Windows-only and Android-only model numbers (separately) are unknown to us at this point.

We could see the tablets at CES, but all other information is relatively hidden as of now.
Via: Phone Arena
Source: FCC