Asus Padfone spotted with MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 chip
0. phoneArena 21 Nov 2011, 06:45 posted on
The Asus Padfone is truly a unique concept - a phone that docks into a tablet chassis so that the tablet can leverage its processing brains. Now, a bright idea like this needs bright execution…
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1. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
wow, i wanna know how Asus came out of nowhere in the cell world (they are huge in the PC world) and scooped up all these chip launches. :)
not that I mind, as asus is generally very high quality.. just curious :)
2. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
It was a tablet first. Then innovations and innovations came.
I think they're the most productive company out there right now.
Not overpricing products. Innovating tablet-netbook hybrids, quadcore tablets, phone tablet hybrids and tablets with keyboards (and if I mention the very sexy and cheap ultrabook).
If this tab and phone came with diff batteries, i'd consider.
3. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
i would hope that the tablet add on came with its own battery (and could charge the phone battery if u wished :) )
their keyboard dock had an extra battery.. sooo... hopefully :)
but i most definately agree. Asus is being the most creative on the device front and samsung is pushing the power limits. they should get together on something. :)
5. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
As of tablets I don't know about the galaxy tabs pushing power limits. :/ their tabs are overpriced and lacking, though sexy.
and as of now, I wouldnt really buy an asus phone because it has'nt established it's name in the smartphone industry yet.
6. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
true, for some reason keeps going with tegra2 over exynos in the tablets. But I was thinking specifically samsung's hardware (exynos/amoled) mixed with asus design creativity. It should prove interesting at least. :)
7. Firedrops (Posts: 249; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)
Asus sometimes make me feel like the other companies just don't care about getting customers.
Asus, in my impression, is THE company that brings cutting edge technology packed in elegant but sturdy designs at prices similar to or even lower than other slower/uglier competitors. No wonder they're huge now.
8. Firedrops (Posts: 249; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)
I really support this idea, as the only use for a tablet I can see in my near future is for lazy leisure, but while I can, I don't want to fork out another thousand dollars(approx price for most tablets in my country/currency) just for a bigger-screened variant of my smartphone.
Crossing my fingers that this one launches locally less than 6 months after the US launch.
9. theoak (Posts: 324; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
At first I was a fan of an "everything" phone. Even a tablet (10 incher) with phone capabilities built in ... but then I thought ... there I am shopping ... lugging around this 10 inch tablet in my back pocket so I can take phone calls.
Last I checked my back pocket ... or my butt for that matter ... I could not accommodate a 10 inch back pocket ;)
I love the idea of a 10 incher because of the screen size and not having to squint. Realistically though ... a 10 incher as a "portable" phone though ... not happening.
I think the reverse is true too ... okay I have a "small everything phone" ... now however I have to squint to see anything ... oh ... but it has a docking station ... which I now have to lug around ... so I am back to a tablet as far as I am concerned.
Phone's still need to be small and portable. I question the viability of the "padfone".
I do give Asus props though for being inventive and stretching the boundaries ... definitely thinking outside of the box.
10. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Padfone is a great idea.
You can have the tablet part in a backpack or purse for when you need it on the go, otherwise leave it at home and take just the phone with you.
11. theoak (Posts: 324; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
Right ... so how is it any different then from having a phone and a tablet?
I see having everything in one device ... however ... with all of this "cloud" stuff these days ... contacts, documents can be shared with relative ease.
Again the form fact too ... at least for me ... is a big X too.
12. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
coool but i think sammy will definately improve next gen of tabs