Asus PadFone 2 preview: forget the pad, this is a great phone in its own right

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Now weighing 649 grams in total with its PadFone 2 Station, Asus’ new hybrid Android device is lighter than even Apple’s latest-generation iPad. I know this because company Chairman Jonney Shih made sure to reiterate it multiple times during Asus’ presentation here in Milan. His desire to compete with the benchmark-setting Apple tablet is understandable, but, dare I say it, a little misguided. The PadFone 2’s advantages are actually most apparent when it’s compared against its Android phone contemporaries.

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