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Compufon Android smartphone with tablet dock coming in late 2011

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Compufon Android smartphone with tablet dock coming in late 2011
Concept devices are great. They allow companies and individuals to stretch their legs and think, "What if?," instead of "What's practical?". So what's even better than a concept device? When it becomes a reality, of course.

The Compufon, from Kosmaz Technologies, is just such a device. A mere concept as far as we knew, Kosmaz has announced that the Compufon Android device will be available as soon as Q4 2011. Pricing has yet to be determined.

The components of the Compufon are unspecified, but Kosmaz says that they will use "next generation CPU/GP's for mobile phones", so we assume that the processor will be a dual-core of some kind. They do say that the Compufon will run on Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

And Honeycomb will be necessary, as the Compufon is a convergent smartphone, tablet, and laptop all in one. The smartphone docks with a 10.6-inch tablet dock with stereo speakers, included Bluetooth headphones, and an auxiliary battery extending life by 10 hours. And the tablet weighs less than 1.5 pounds.

The included case contains a full Bluetooth keyboard. The tablet can then flip around within the case, giving you the laptop experience. And this is why laptop OEMs are squirming. Because smartphones like this could easily replace most people's primary computers. Considering most people only use their home computers for email and browsing anyway, all-in-ones like the Compufon and the Motorola Atrix 4G are much more appealing solutions than three separate devices (smartphone, tablet, PC).

source: Kosmaz via Android Community
Compufon Android smartphone with tablet dock coming in late 2011
Compufon Android smartphone with tablet dock coming in late 2011
Compufon Android smartphone with tablet dock coming in late 2011

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posted on 20 Apr 2011, 16:55 4

1. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


hm, that's quite interesting, i might would purchase a phone like that.

posted on 20 Apr 2011, 16:55 1

2. Julie (unregistered)


Dammm it Compufon what are you doing, Apple has a patent on that idea, now you are going to get sued big time. 8)

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 13:17

25. cj_guest (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


no they don't

posted on 20 Apr 2011, 17:15

3. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


Fantastic idea! I would buy this phone/tablet. The only problem is that it would probably not be subsidized by a carrier, thereby pricing it out of my budget :-(

posted on 20 Apr 2011, 17:16 1

4. TDroid21 (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)


And just what part of taht idea on compufon does crapple have patents on?

posted on 20 Apr 2011, 17:17

5. TDroid21 (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)


And just what part of taht idea on compufon does crapple have patents on?

posted on 20 Apr 2011, 17:28 1

6. Debbie (unregistered)


TDroid21, I am pretty sure Julie was making fun of Apple, kinda like saying back in the caveman days this idea was carved into the rocks at Apple corp office so it has already been taken and thought of sorry Compufon 8(

posted on 20 Apr 2011, 17:58 4

7. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Oh dear, another iphone copycat. When will they stop copying the iphone? Android devices just want to ride on Apple's success. All they do is copy, copy, copy Apple's ideas. I hope Apple sues this one as well :)

posted on 20 Apr 2011, 18:26 2

8. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


i know u just didnt day that android is "riding" on apples success i know today is 4/20 but dam whatever you are smoking u need to stop.Check the newspapers buddy and see who's #1.I will give u a clue..it don't start with a A and ends with pple.!! Have a nice day :-)

posted on 20 Apr 2011, 18:54

9. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


And how do you think they got there? By copying Apple's successful designs and ideas.

posted on 20 Apr 2011, 19:16

10. arqjav (Posts: 54; Member since: 29 Dec 2009)


I like it, it looks different,is really good the smartphone tablet idea,I'll buy one if is not to expensive and have good support.
And it doesn't look like a iphone,that guy is really crazy to many appleshakes haha.

posted on 20 Apr 2011, 20:20

11. JimmyG (unregistered)


Well if Apple keep going after their suppliers who most of them make phones, all Apple is going to have left is a phone shell if they even make that...lol.

posted on 21 Apr 2011, 02:36

15. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Hahaha, very funny. Well you know what, Apple makes a lot of money, and the others aren't. They would welcome Apple's business with open arms. Why do you think Sony is supplying the next iphone with their BEST camera? These businesses do not have your mentality. That's why they're successful, and you're not :)

posted on 22 Apr 2011, 00:10

21. NingaZx6 (unregistered)


530, do you really think companies like Samsung need Apple, I don't think so, but I can tell you something I am pretty sure Apple will first in line for their 2ghz cpu. When I think Iphone all I see is a "Frankenstein" phone all put together from many companies....so Apple should be very honored and not sueing the hand that feeds their face.

Let see just got FFC, going maybe to a 4.0 screen and 4g, welcome to the world we been waiting for you.

posted on 20 Apr 2011, 22:32 1

14. Psychohellcat (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


I like the idea. I dont like the bezel/color, hope that doesn't make it to production. The specs sound good. It needs to be 6 - 7 inches though.

posted on 21 Apr 2011, 03:38

16. Izoe (Posts: 103; Member since: 02 Sep 2010)


Now some of people are getting ahead of themselves, and their comments just ooze bias. Does Apple have a phone that docks to become a tablet and then docks to become a laptop? please tell us and post links to support you claim instead of just coming here to troll. My Sony Cliè had a keyboard dock and it came into existence long before Apple even dreamt up the iPhone.

forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=490106

posted on 21 Apr 2011, 03:42 1

17. Izoe (Posts: 103; Member since: 02 Sep 2010)


when we see innovation lets appreciate it. I dont know the manufacturer but i like their idea neither Samsung, Motorola, HTC, LG and not even Apple has something like this at the moment. So lets give props where its due

posted on 21 Apr 2011, 07:04

19. Androidluv (Posts: 65; Member since: 13 Jul 2010)


Best comment so far!

posted on 21 Apr 2011, 14:09

20. saiki4116 (Posts: 325; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


awesome.....................

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 03:48

22. Drearystate (unregistered)


Come on people, at the same event Asus announced something very similar to this device. Apple has no patents regarding this concept and even if they had similar patents it would have to be much more specific than just a phone that locks into a cradling tablet that shares its components. Is this what we are reduced to, simple comments without any regard to intellectual thought? Apple and Android are completely different concept ideas when it cmes to the user interface and their marketing strategy. Android is based off of the Linux platform where they encourage free choice, free software and open source code. Apple on the other hand limits their software to maximize profit. The only reason people think Apple does better in the market is because its the only phone running that OS where as Android has numerous phones. Android phone sales outnumber Iphone tremendously and the specifications will always outplay that of the iphone

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 03:51

23. maicheljuice (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Sep 2011)


Android is based off of the Linux platform where they encourage free choice, free software and open source code. Apple on the other hand limits their software to maximize profit. The only reason people think Apple does better in the market is because its the only phone running that OS where as Android has numerous phones. Android phone sales outnumber Iphone tremendously and the specifications will always outplay that of the iphone

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posted on 22 Sep 2012, 13:17

24. cj_guest (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


This product is already available at transphoneinternational dot com

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