Asus Padfone 2 gets GCF certification, release date nears!

We are all eagerly awaiting the Asus Padfone 2 unveiling on October 16th, and came across a leaked benchmarks test, which pointed towards a pumped up Snapdragon S4 Quad-core processor, packing Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as its OS of choice out of the box. Of course, those were all most-likely shots as nothing was really verified or confirmed.

Well, while the official specs still remain unconfirmed, the GCF or Global Certification Forum has just approved the Asus Padfone 2, and it is confirmed that the Padfone 2 will support LTE connectivity for Asia, Latin America & Europe. A separate version of the Padfone 2, for the US market is likely to show up soon enough, as it is too large a market to ignore or have a delayed release for such an awaited product.

Here’s a screenshot of the info currently available:

The concept of the Asus Padfone is simple. The Padfone can be used on its own, or plugged into a dock, which turns it into a tablet. The tablet can then be plugged into a QWERTY keyboard dock to turn it into a laptop computer. The Padfone 2 would be similar to its predecessor, but is likely to cost more on account of improved hardware and software specs.

What remains to be seen though, is whether Asus is able to capitalize on this concept and garner a decent adoption rate from users, or whether it goes the Motorola Webtop way.  I guess we’ll just have to wait till October 16th to find out. Let us know what you think.