Chester Tan (Chester Tan)

Asus PadFone 2, the highly anticipated phone-and-tablet Android device, will commence selling in Singapore from 22 Nov 2012. Pre-orders start today at Asus Singapore Facebook page and StarHub page. Retail prices before telco subsidy:

PadFone 2 + Station: S$1099 (32GB), S$1239 (64GB)
PadFone 2: S$848 (32GB), S$988 (64GB)
PadFone 2 Station: S$328

I attended a media preview during lunch yesterday and I am impressed with the improvements Asus made over the original PadFone. The design is more polished, sleek, less bulky, though the overall finishing does not deviate from the original PadFone. The back of the PadFone Station still sports the matt rubbery-coated finish and the PadFone rear has the ring-pattern texture and metal frame all round the phone. If you had owned or handled the PadFone before, then the PadFone 2 might feel somewhat dated.