Asus officially announced the Asus Padfone 2 in Taiwan earlier today, and it will go on sale in Taiwan next week. From Asus’s parallel launch event for the same device happening in Milan, we also have some interesting news on the worldwide availability of the Padfone 2.
Asus plans to bring the Padfone 2 to Europe and Asia before the end of 2012, so early December looks very probable. Asus has also announced a list of countries which would be getting it to start with, and has said that it would be making the Padfone 2 available in more countries at a later date. The device will launch in Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore to start with.
The device will ship in Europe and Asia before the end of the year, in 32 and 64GB versions, which will retail for €799 and €899 respectively with the tablet dock included. The pricing seems to be pretty close to what folks in Taiwan would have to shell out, but still a bit pricey.
The Asus Padfone 2 will come with a 4.7 inch Super IPS+ display (1280 x 720 pixels), quad core 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgradable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
If you were to get a subsidized deal on the new Padfone 2, would you go for one? Do let us know in comments below.