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May 30, 2011

ASUS Announces The Padfone

If pads and phones are the fastest growing categories in consumer tech, surely a Padfone would be the ultimate combo? That's what ASUS thinks, and it's just introduced an Android smartphone device that comes with a tablet it can dock into. Display switching is done dynamically, so that reading emails or browsing the web on the phone portion expands itself seamlessly once it's connected into the pad. Also expanded will be battery life, with an extra cell included in the slate. The mockup ASUS is showing the world today includes a 4.3-inch smarpthone and a 10.1-inch tablet dock, but the company says it hasn't yet settled on the final dimensions of the eventual retail product. 
 
 

11 comments:

Rob said...

Tablets are the 3-D Movie of the computer world. Sure its cool, but overall the price is not worth what you get.

Pieter said...

I like ASUS, but somehow I don't think this will sell a lot.

Sean said...

Don;t use Asus and probably never will

Xenototh said...

Now if I can just find a use for tablet PC's, I will consider getting one. :P

dalexus said...

this looks kidna weird

kxxthanxx said...

padfone? bad name

Jay said...

not sure if want.

Bunny Hill said...

I will say this too :

the name is weird

Shelby Fox said...

I totally agree with Rob....I can't see myself ever buying a tablet. My 3 year old netbook does the job fine.

JustAnotherBloggerNamedCisco said...

i really dont see the point of tablets honestly

Ematwo. said...

Im going to take this as a joke... Sounds like something the onion would do...