Asus Padfone on tap for early 2012 at the MWC expo, but with quad-core Tegra 3 onboard
0. phoneArena 05 Dec 2011, 06:55 posted on
The Asus Padfone contraption that allows you to dock your Android smartphone into a screen shell to convert it into a tablet is now rumored to be demonstrated at the MWC 2012 expo, which is in February...
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1. remyrz (Posts: 188; Member since: 28 Oct 2010)
if I can pickup girls like that I want it! pronto!
4. theoak (Posts: 320; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
Being married ... the wife would not allow me to get this ;)
2. MalakiMills (Posts: 256; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)
I would pick one of these up, depending on the price of the dock of course. If it was somewhere around $150 then I could see it as a sensible buy.
3. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
id buy if dock came with it. id probably buy without it to due to the massive processor
5. Trainer (Posts: 23; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
I'm surprised Apple (among others) is not working on something like this. I remember Jobs talking about this being the ultimate answer for computers. Plugging your cell phone in to tablets, laptops, and home computers. The problem was that cell mobile SOCs weren't powerful enough. We are getting close to changing that. Maybe in a couple more years we'll have true desktop level replacements?
The alternate solution is complete cloud computing. All the software companies (Apple, MS, Google) seem to be focusing on this answer instead.
6. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
LOL, Apple will come up with iPhad [phone + pad] where you can dock your ultra thin iPhone 5, and call it groundbreaking and go "This changes everything, now instead of having iPad as a extra, now you can dock your iPhone 5 in, and you have a tablet" lol. Apple Apple Apple! Oh dear Apple
9. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
the upcomming generation.. the ARM A15 based chips will be our first tiptoes into PC strength computing from mobile. We will probably see a lot of conversion products popping out including the eventual conversion of windows 7 PC to ARM compatibility as they start using mobile chips for things like netbooks and laptops.
By the time the next generation of ARM A15 chips gets old and whatever is after that comes out, that is exactly where we should be. :)
7. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
I love Asus, but what kind of commercial is that? You have a quadcore phone that becomes a tablet, make use of it for more than 1/10 of the time
8. Firedrops (Posts: 215; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)
Now that Tegra 3 is confirmed, it's taken away just about every single reason for me to get a smartphone + Transformer Prime.