This is the Asus Padfone being introduced tomorrow: a package consisting of an Android smartphone and tablet to dock it with. Dock inside is more appropriate, as the “fone” appears to be fully consumed by the “Pad” when the two are merged.
Details are not yet clear on how this arrangement will work, but one thing we can discern from the renders is that Asus has indeed kept good on its word to continue a licensing arrangement with former hardware partner Garmin. Full specs and functionality will very likely be revealed tomorrow at Computex in Taiwan, [...]
What on the surface seems like a complete novelty that is bound to see limited market acceptance might actually turn out to be one of the most innovative mobile devices in recent years, except that few are going to buy it. The ASUS PadFone solves a problem that you didn’t know you have. If you’re reading this site, you probably have a smartphone, plus a tablet. The information on your tablet is different than on your phone, even if both of your devices are running the same operating system (Android or iOS). Apps are different, contacts might not be the same, photos [...]
Earlier today we caught wind of an upcoming ASUS event at Computex 2011 where the company is expected to announce a new tablet/phone hybrid device. Flipping through some recent trademark filings both in the US and in Europe, it turns out that ASUS has applied for protection on the word “Padfone”, which presumably will be the name for their upcoming device. The name alone doesn’t give us many more clues about the particulars of the device, except that maybe it’ll be more of a tablet than a phone (since they didn’t go with [...]