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Asus PadFone Slated To Hit Australia In August

The 4.3-inch PadFone goes one step further than the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note ‘phablet’ by docking into a 10.1-inch station to became an actual slate device. We’ve been tracking its progress for a year now, and with the Computex Asia tech show weeks away, you’ll soon see a lot more of it. New this week: Finally a decent PadFone close-up video (after the jump), and an Australian window: Q3; likely mid-to-late August.

The 4.3-inch AMOLED phone screen has a 960×540 resolution, while the 10.1-inch station supports 1280×800. Both displays use scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass. Other vital stats include Android 4.0, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16/32GB storage, Micro-SD card slot, and HSPA+ data (no 4G). No word yet on pricing. [Asus Global]