The Asus Padfone2 is expected to ‘officially’ launch in Australia in the first quarter of 2013. The reason we emphasize officially is that, even if you are in Australia you can now pre-order the Asus Padfone 2 from mobicity. All you need is an extra heavy pocket and you can enjoy the experience of the Padfone 2 phone-docket combo along with some other parts of the world.
Mobicity is accepting pre-orders at the cost of AUD 949 (which is approximately US$983) plus an additional AUD 19 for shipping. They are accepting a first batch of orders of not more than 30 devices, so if you have the money to spare you better place your order it asap.
Mobicity does not claim to launch the device. What they are merely doing, is acting as the go-getter for the impatient Australians.
Only the black model is on offer right now and it will be compatible with the all Australian networks. Mobicity specifically denies that it will work on Telstra/Optus 4G.