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Feb 28, 2012, 1:04 PM
I was thinking of something similar to this ever since I saw the Atrix. If they can get this into a compact laptop that is as light as the Macbook Air, I would buy it instantly. Then you laptop has instant internet access, although carriers would propably still require a tether fee for you phone even though it is just docked into a laptop.

Feb 28, 2012, 2:39 PM
Why would this not come to The US / North america? Does Asus hate money or something ?!

Feb 28, 2012, 5:59 PM
THESE ACTUALLY LOOKS GOOD!! Drooling and promising! why not bring it to america? Crying or Very sad

Feb 28, 2012, 6:00 PM
Prolly cuz it has to go thru the carriers, who'll undoubtedly try to figure out how to sell this with a tethering fee in it somehow.

Feb 28, 2012, 8:47 PM
I know its going to be expensive, but the way AT&T charges for data with stuff like this, it may in the mid to long term pay to buy this outside of the carrier and off the net. Seeing the big difference in cost is going to be for the phone, the netbook thingie will probably more or less cost the same either way.

Yes, this looks interesting, but, not sure the actual phone part is going to be on par with new offerings from Samsung , HTC and others.

Feb 29, 2012, 11:34 AM
More than likely it has something to do with patents in place. If a company has a patent reg in North America they can't release it here but they could anywhere else.

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