Asus to Release Padphone

Asus has officially announced the Padfone – one of its most daring devices ever. The Padfone is an Android smartphone which comes by default with a complementary 10 inch tablet (also Android-based) to which it can be docked.

This smartphone-tablet combo lets you use a single SIM card for both devices. When the handset is docked inside the tablet, it charges from the latter’s battery (which, of course, is larger).

Asus has yet to announce most of the features the Padfone has, as well as the Android versions the phone and the tablet are running on. Moreover, the company presented some official photos, but said these are only mock-ups, so the designs seen below will likely not be the final ones:

The Aus Padfone should be released “in a few months.” Since it’s a phone-tablet hybrid, the Padfone may come with Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

Here’s a promo video of the Padfone:

And a behind-the-scenes video:

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Asus hopes the Padfone will “redefine and expand the user experience”, as it lets you have both a phone and a tablet for a considerably lower price. Unfortunately, the company did not announce how much the Padfone would cost.

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Posted by Jay White on May 30 2011. Filed under ELECTRONICS, TECHNOLOGY. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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