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ASUS just unveiled the second generation Padfone, which seems to be an improvement over its predecessor in every way imaginable. The phone has a better processor, more RAM, a larger, high-resolution display, and a much better camera. The Tablet Station is somewhat similar to last year's model, but even the way the phone is docked into it is more intuitive than ever. In fact, that's exactly what ASUS was going for with every aspect of the Padfone 2: intuition. They wanted this device to be as intuitive as possible, and designed the unit around that idea. 

This video highlights the thought that went into the design - from the materials used to sound quality, and everything in between. Heck, it almost makes me actually want one. Mission accomplished, ASUS.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • tenki

    lets say someone calls you while the phone is in the tablet, you talk to the tablet? May sound stupid but i dont get it :p

    • jonathan3579

      Hmm, I guess there's not a bluetooth add-on this time around.

    • evcon

      If it's like the old one there is a bluetooth stylus that has a speaker and a mic, which you talk into like a phone. It's ingenious as long as you can get over looking kinda dumb while doing it.

    • ElfirBFG

      If it's as intuitive as they're claiming, I see no reason you couldn't pull it out of the dock to take the call.

  • http://www.jonathanacohen.com Jonathan Cohen

    No keyboard dock and no MicroSD...they've ruined what made Padfone 1 so great.

    • http://twitter.com/fightcrazy Vinny

      There are accessories, keyboard is one of them. this is a real nice package with kick ass specs.

  • mduran1023

    Honestly? Ditch the fake tablet and just sell the phone. Those specs are pretty decent.

  • http://www.arcane.org Mystech

    If this thing really is missing the card slot, stylus and option for physical keyboard/dock, I'm going to call this one a swing and a miss.

  • ElfirBFG

    That is a damn pretty phone. I can't see the tablet functionality being overly useful for me, but with a phone that nice looking, it may be worth it for the novelty factor.

    ASUS should make everything.

  • asianrage

    I love the idea and execution of it. Just not the price.

  • fixxmyhead

    had time to redesign it and still has capacitive buttons -____-

  • Zane

    Is the turducken a reference to Supernatural?

  • http://twitter.com/fightcrazy Vinny

    That phone is bad ass with top of the line specs. I want it, this has it all over the LG Nexus by a mile. IF Google put 1/2 the thought into their hardware as Asus did with the new padfone 2 the Nexus would be one hell of a phone.

    • abqnm

      Google doesn't design the Nexus hardware. They only provide a set of requirements and the actual manufacturer handles the rest. Google only had a hand in the Nexus 7, which is quite nice.