ASUS Padfone Finally Revealed at MWC
The time has finally come for the ASUS PadFone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Previously announced at last years CES, the PadFone features a smartphone/tablet combo. In essence the PadFone combines a 4.3″ Super AMOLED screen powered by Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), with a 10.1″ tablet that increases the battery life up to 5 times longer.
The magic happens when you insert the PadPhone into the optional PadPhone Station. The “Station” is a dock on the back of the tablet that, when inserted, the system uses ASUS’ proprietary “Dynamic Display Technology ” to seamlessly transition between the PadFone and PadFone Station display screens. As an option, they also offer a keyboard which will essentially to turn your PadFone into an ultra portable computing device. This 3-in-one design is unique, but haven’t we all dreamed of this in the past? Here’s hoping more smartphone/tablet makers get on board….cough, cough….Apple.
The new PadFone will feature the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core processor clocked at up to 1.5GHz. It also features an ultra-sharp 8-megapixel digital camera with Fuji image processor, a front facing camera(VGA) and between 16 and 64 GB of memory which is expandable through microSD. The PadFone Station has an eight megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front facing one. It also has a mini HDMI port and a microSD slot.
As of this announcement there is no release date.