ASUS have started taking pre-orders for their new Padfone, the phone and tablet in one. As I said in the original ASUS Padfone post we published a while back, ASUS has to get the pricing right for the thing to do well, and it looks like they have. The thing will cost £699.98. Considering the cost of a high end smartphone, which is around £500 and the cost of a high end tablet, which is around £400-£500, ASUS have shaved off £300. Which is actually a very good deal when you look at what you get for your money. The price might still scare a few people off but if marketed and advertised right, ASUS could be on to something here.