BARCELONA, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS — Here at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, a company called Paragon is showing off an awesome new tablet dock called the cTablet Docking Station. It lets you mount your device within your car’s dashboard, providing you with a cutting-edge in-car entertainment system that’s already full of all your media, your navigation apps, and lots more.
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BARCELONA, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS — Thanks to the original PadFone’s rather disappointing start, we thought the probability of seeing a successor at Mobile World Congress was slim at best. But we couldn’t be more wrong. Asus has just unveiled the PadFone Infinity, a 5-inch smartphone that transforms into a 10.1-inch tablet with the help of a clever docking station.
The device has some impressive specifications, including a 1080p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, and a 13-megapixel camera. But do you really want a smartphone that transforms into a tablet? We went hands-on with the device to find out.
You know about Magnetyze, right? It’s a system that lets you charge an iPhone 4/S or Galaxy S3 without the need for a cord. Pop your iPhone into the provided case, then drop the case on the magnetic charging base and your iPhone will charge (and sync) — it works kind of like the MagSafe power adapter on a MacBook. It’s really cool on the S3, because the Magnetyze case replaces the S3’s original back, so there’s almost zero extra bulk. Neat.
The long-awaited Nexus 7 docking station went on sale in the United Kingdom on Monday evening (local time) via the Asus online store. Prices at £25 (approx. $40) the device is marketed as the perfect way to turn your Nexus 7 into an little entertainment hub, and it’s clearly been a big seller. In just a few hours, the dock is already sold out and unavailable to purchase.
Asus is finally gearing up to launch its Nexus 7 tablet dock, six months after the $199 slate launched in the United States. It’s set to begin shipping “within two weeks,” according to a source, and it’s expected to cost $39.99. Unless you live in the United Kingdom, where it’ll cost a whopping £79 (approx. $126).
Remember that ASUS Nexus 7 dock we showed you last month? You know, the one that’s supposed to go on sale in Japan this month? Well, looks like some lucky fella got one early and did what any sensible guy would do — unboxed it on YouTube to make us all jealous.
The Nexus 7 has been out less than a month and we’re already getting a peek at all the sweet accessories scheduled to hit shelves sometime next month (hopefully). According to leaked slides acquired by Nordic Hardware, ASUS has a slew of official accessories planned, including a POGO dock, premium leather cover, and more.