Asus PadFone – A Smartphone and Tablet Combination

Submitted by lalit on May 30, 2011 - 9:53pm.

At Computex 2011, Asus unveiled their highly anticipated PadFone. Asus describes the PadFone as a convergent device that “combines a smartphone and a tablet computer into one symbiotic gadget that allows consumers to choose the screen size that best fits their activities while seamlessly sharing data and 3G internet access.”

According to Asus, The PadFone solves the problem of data transfer hassles and multiple SIM cards when both a smartphone and 3G tablet are used. With the Padfone, the smartphone docks inside the tablet to give users an expanded view to suit their tasks. With the phone docked, it can recharge from the tablet's larger battery and the tablet can also make use of the smartphone's 3G Internet connection. The dual interfaces for both the pad and phone ensure an enhanced user experience as the layout is automatically adjusted for all activities such as video conferencing, web browsing and emailing.

The smartphone for PadFone features a 4.3-inch screen with 3G support and the Tablet comes with 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 screen with WiFi support. Asus has selected Android as the OS and we think it will very likely be Android 3.1 Ice cream Sandwich. Asus plans to ship the PadFone by end of Q4 2011 and no word on price yet. Check out the introductory video and behind the scenes video of the PadFone below.