Despite the delayed global-release of the highly anticipated hybrid phone-tablet-netbook device, ASUS has actually made a number of Padfones available since the original April 20 release date. It is currently available in their home country, Taiwan, as well as Hong Kong, Singapore and Germany. So even though the Padfone was delayed due to thelack of Snapdragon S4 processors it seems as if some countries were lucky enough to get it.
While initial reports states that ASUS has pushed the street date to May 11th, it comes as a surprise that the company still managed to push out the handsets. According to Trendy Gadget, while we await the global release this Friday, our neighboring European and Asian countries have been playing with the device(s) for almost a month now. While we’re wary to believe everything we read on the internet, Trendy Gadget may be possibly reporting on old news. Though you can take this post as a gentle reminder that the release date is around the corner.
Like we previously posted, the demand for new Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 processor has caused shortages forcing manufacturers like ASUS to put the release date on hold for a couple of weeks. With smartphones like the HTC One X and a number of upcoming device relying to be powered by the new chip, delays may be aplenty. Like everyone in the interwebs, it’s easy to speculate whether or not ASUS will turn to another popular favorite – Tegra 3 to avoid future delay. Whether or not they do, it’s certainty a good time to be an Android fan.
Source: Trendy Gadget