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Asus PadFone slides into a tablet screen with its slim body, 4.3" Super AMOLED display and Snapdragon S4 silicon

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Asus PadFone slides into a tablet screen with its slim body, 4.3
ASUS lifted the veil over its long-awaited redesigned 9.2mm thin PadFone at the MWC, the one it teased with the Matroska dolls video a few days ago. 

Sporting a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD display, Snapdragon S4 with the new Adreno 225 GPU, and 8MP camera with LED flash and f/2.2 aperture, as well as 16-64GB of internal storage plus microSD slot, it has what we would expect from a modern high-end.

Connectivity is taken care of 42Mbps HSPA+ radio, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI and A-GPS, while a 1,520mAh battery unit is included as a juicer.

The Padfone can get inserted into an optional tablet frame, whose 10.1" screen then gets powered by the phone itself, and can extend your battery life significantly. 

There is another dock, which allows you to add a detachable keyboard accessory, like on the Transformer Pad series. This one also comes with a stylus that except for doodling can be used to receive your phone calls as well, considering that the phone is inserted in the mothership. 

The Asus PadFone will be available in unannounced markets in April, shipping with Android Ice Cream Sandwich from the onset, for a price of the phone and accessories yet unknown. We'll be uploading a hands-on with the device soon, so stay tuned.

Asus PadFone slides into a tablet screen with its slim body, 4.3" Super AMOLED display and Snapdragon S4 silicon


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posted on 27 Feb 2012, 05:44 2

1. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Asus Padfone! Ayt!

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 05:49 1

2. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Samsung Super AMOLED is best in the World and a lot of companies using it only Apple is not using it.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 08:28 2

3. Commentator (Posts: 2331; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


If this comes to the US this is totally my next phone/tablet. In my opinion, ASUS is by far the most innovative handset maker in the market.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 17:05

8. Matt34Bears (Posts: 14; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Me too! My contract w/ AT&T expires in late August 2012, so I'm hoping for an August release on AT&T. Looking at the specs, one can see that it has HSPA+ radios in it, which would mean T-Mobile or AT&T. Based on popularity, I would think that they are going AT&T.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 09:21 1

4. redrooster13 (Posts: 107; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


Sad how small the battery is, but this thing may be my next phone.

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 10:45 1

5. StreetNerd (Posts: 700; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


Padfone: windows 8 tablet + windows phone 8

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 13:58

6. W.P._Android_in_that_Order (Posts: 206; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Thats exactly what i am hoping for. . . Is this combo going to come out as a windows8 tab/phone in Nov?

posted on 27 Feb 2012, 18:23

7. Commentator (Posts: 2331; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


As insanely awesome as that would be, I think Microsoft is still going to keep WP 8 and Windows 8 as separate entities. I hope I'm wrong, because that would be the coolest thing to happen to Windows Phone yet. I'd like to see Nokia do it, though.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 17:19

9. Matt34Bears (Posts: 14; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


It would be awesome if they had a universal windows 8 tablet dock(13.3in display?). Since there is less fragmentation in WP7, all they would need is a micro usb cable, and a pouch/holster on the tablet. Then you could also dock the windows 8 tablet in an adequately sized keyboard.

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