Does the PadFone X dock with the international Padfone Infinity Station? This would be great, as many people hate the 8.9" tablet with the huge bezel, and Infinity Stations are available on eBay for ~$250. Thanks!
Would like to know this as well. Phones have similar dimensions, but not sure about docking ports.
Alas, I don't have a Padfone Infinity Station to test with, but I really doubt it. The X's edges sort of flare out at an angle while the Infinity played it straight.
I've been scouring the internet to know if the connectors are actually the same and if the phones (x & infinity) are interchangable... I really like the infinity phone but not so much the infinity station. I like the front facing speakers of the x station more....
when you compare this package to the infinity package, it seems that the US market is getting a cheap, be-bezeled, inferior product. Why was this released when the infinity is such a better product and a better representation of the product as a whole? I love the concept behind a smartphone and full tablet, but this cheap wreck seems like it will sink the product before it has a chance to float. Sorry for the boat references.
Don't mean to give away the entire review, but you're absolutely right. The X seems like a distinct step down from Infinity, and I doubt ASUS is going to get the sort of sales it's hoping for.
Which makes me sad because I so badly want to see a phone/tablet dock work in the US.
That's basically my conclusion in a nutshell. This concept is awfully kooky but dammit, it deserves someone to execute on it well around here.
Will either device support ASUS's pressure sensitive stylus? Also, can I get it unlocked to use on T-Mobile?
While I am not sure on the stylus, I have inquired about the unlocking. After an extensive conversation with AT&T the procedure is as follows. 1) you must purchase the device at full unsubsidized price 2) you must be an AT&T service customer in good standing for 90 days on the device in question. So after forking over $549 for the Padfone X you then have to shell out at the very minimum of $135 over the course of 90 days for service you didn't want. Then they will provide you with an unlock code in 5 to 7 business days of your request after meeting the above criteria.
What's it like to use as a net book replacement (not many reviews of the hard keyboard out there)? Does the at&t phone insurance cover the tablet dock screen as well? Are the compromises worth the cost savings? Thanks.
Really wasn't a fan of the keyboard experience -- it makes the entire package way too heavy, and the cramped key layout is frustrating at best. I really, really wanted to like it, but now I'm a sad panda.