By George Cinna
I’ve already made some bold predictions, in an article on Ezine, about where I think Asus is heading with their innovative line up of products. One of the reasons was their foray into the smart phone market.
Not content with releasing yet another phone, Asus is releasing their Padfone with a 10 inch tablet(!!) as an accessory but the awesome doesn’t stop there either. The tablet comes with its own keyboard dock – very Transformer Prime-ish and to not sound too much like a tv infomercial there is also an optional bluetooth stylus that acts as a receiver if you happens to receive a phone call in the middle of drawing your next masterpiece.
The 4.3 inch Padfone is powered by a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon CPU and running Android 4. The phone powers the tablet when inserted in the tablet.
As a bonus the phone gets recharged whilst docked inside the tablet and both tablet and phone gets recharged whilst docked inside the keyboard dock. The keyboard holds a capacity of up to 9 charges for the padfone.
Another feature of the Padfone is called Dynamic Display, here is the description by Asus: Dynamic Display technology which allows seamless transition between the PadFone and PadFone Station display screens.
Check out the demo from Endgadget:
The first Asus Padfones will get released in Taiwan mid April and prices will start from US$600 for the phone alone and just short of a US$1000 for the works. No global roll out details yet bit I hope to keep you posted. To read more about the upcoming Asus Padfone, check out their official website.