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ASUS Padfone X Coming to AT&T: Phone and Tablet in One Has LTE Advanced

Want an Android phone and tablet in a single device? The ASUS Padfone X could be the killer combo you've been waiting for. Coming to AT&T, the device combines a 5-inch Android KitKat handset with a 9-inch slate, both with full HD displays. The Padfone X will also support LTE Advanced, HD Voice and Isis mobile payments. 

Announced at CES 2014, the Padfone X promises a smooth transition between phone and tablet modes, auto adjusting the display so apps fill the larger screen. The device has a brushed metal frame and a soft-touch back cover, as well as dual front speakers for booming audio. 

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AT&T and ASUS haven't revealed other specs, including the CPU, RAM and storage, but the Padfone X does sport a "large" battery that charges the phone when docked, giving you double the endurance. 

Other versions of the Padfone have been sold overseas, but reviewers complained about buggy apps and a thick screen bezel. We expect ASUS has worked out many of the kinks, as the Padfone X is the third iteration of this concept.

Pricing and availability for the Padfone X will be announced at a later date, but we're glad to see a U.S. carrier give ASUS' Padfone a shot with consumers. Stay tuned for hands-on impressions.

Responsible for the editorial vision for Laptop Mag and Tom's Guide, Mark Spoonauer has been Editor in Chief of LAPTOP since 2003 and has covered technology for nearly 15 years. Mark speaks at key tech industry events and makes regular media appearances on CNBC, Fox and CNN. Mark was previously reviews editor at Mobile Computing, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc.