PadFone of Asus will make it big in the market.
If you are trying to come up with a marketable brand that will surely make it big to the market, “PadFone” would not be the first name that you’ll think. However, this amazingly peculiar name worked for Asus.
On Tuesday, Asus announced that it would be continuing to release its PadFone line starting with its PadFone Infinity. Basically, it is a 5-inch LTE smartphone that becomes a 10.1-inch tablet everytime it’s docked into the included PadFone Infinity Station. It is expected to be released this April for 999 euros.
The smartphone/tablet does not look far from the iPhone 5, except that it’s longer and wider. It has resilient metal encasing and is light in the hands. It runs with Android 4.2 and a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor with an Adreno 320 GPU. It also has the Super IPS 5-inch screen packs in 1920 x 1080 pixels, which delivers 441 ppi.
For the PadFone Station, it houses a 10.1-inch screen with 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution and will not work if not connected to the smartphone. It also has features such as a 1-mega pixel front-facing camera, an ambient light sensor, Micro-USB 2.0 port, and an e-compass.
The PadFone Station is simply a shell for the phone and has zero functionality unless the two are connected. It houses a 10.1-inch screen with 1,920×1,200-pixel resolution. Other features include a 1-megapixel front-facing camera, Micro-USB 2.0 port, an ambient light sensor, and an e-compass. An added feature includes GSM, WCDMA, and 100Mbps-capable LTE antennas as well as a non-removable 5000mAh lithium polymer battery.
The PadFone of Asus impresses consumers with its high-end specs that’s worth the price. No release date is planned for U.S. yet, but Asus is expecting it be launched in April in the U.K.
Samsung’s compact Galaxy Tab 2, which is 10.1 inches wide with 16GB of memory has been refurbished.
The Samsung’s famous device is designed to enhance entertainment of the user while at home and even on the road traveling. The user will also have easier access to lots of music, TV shows, and movies on the device wherever you are in the world.
The refurbished Samsung tab has with it a built-in IR Blaster and Smart Remote, wherein the user can control and watch TV content. In addition with this, the device also uses the most powerful system of Android to be ever invented, the Ice Cream Sandwich.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 has 10.1-inch touchscreen with 1280 x 800 res, a 1.5GHz Dual-Core processor, a bluetooth v3.0 and built-in 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi with an 8GB on-board storage memory, plus it is already 16GB.
Additional features of the device include USB 2.0 port, a lithium-polymer 4,000mAh battery, a back 3MP webcam and front webcam, and an additional memory through microSD card slot.
Toyota Motor Company is hoping to sell it new Prius Plug-in hybrid targeting 50,000 units each year worldwide.
Toyota’s Prius has been dominating the sales of vehicles when it comes to hybrids. In the U.S., Honda attempted to compete with the Prius with three versions of Civic Hybrids and two versions of Insight Hybrids but never had the success failing miserably when it comes to sales.
Just like the new generations Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt concentrating and putting a big attention on a healthy battery-only driving range, Toyota is planning to give the Prius an additional battery power to compete. Instead of the old NiMH battery pack, the new Prius Plug-in Hybrid makes use of the lithium-ion battery pack. As the result of the replacement, the Prius can travel up to14.3 miles with 53 mph on battery-only power before standard Hybrid Synergy Drive system jumps into action.
Since the new unit of Prius features a charging port, owners can plug their cars in a wall outlet to recharge the batteries. The car maker said that the lithium-ion battery pack can be fully charged only in an hour and a half. And the most important feature is that the Prius Plug-in Hybrid can achieve this using a standard outlet at home and doesn’t require you to buy or use an expensive dedicated charger.
The sales will start early 2012 and the company expects 50,000 sold units each year. No price available yet until they become available.