Asus PadFone video shows off the transforming 3-in-1

Asus PadFone video shows off the transforming 3-in-1
The Asus PadFone is an irresistible concept - a phone simply plugs into a tablet chassis, and they both support a third keyboard dock which doubles the battery life of the tablet. And now that we know that the actual battery life Asus promises with the full 3-in-1 PadFone combo is the whopping 102 hours, the only thing left to see is the promotional video that the company has finally posted online.

Asus allows you to buy only the phone, a 4.3-inch Ice Cream Sandwich powerhouse running on a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor and with an 8-megapixel, 5-element lens camera with relatively wide aperture. 

You can also get the tablet chassis, which brings the 16 hour battery life of the handset alone up to 63 hours. Add in the keyboard dock, and that gets a further boost to the whopping 102 hours. We’re eagerly waiting to see whether Asus’ promises will come to life in the real product, but while you wait with us why don’t you check out the video promoting the PadFone below.

source: Asus

Related phones

  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1520 mAh(8.50h 3G talk time)



1. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

will always be an epic concept.

7. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

It's not a concept. It's available now internationally, just not in the US. It may never come to the US because carriers are afraid of such a device. They want you to have separate data plans for your phone and tablet.

9. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

actually its not yet available

10. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

"The Asus PadFone is an irresistible concept" -phonearena also, not yet available. Get your facts right.

11. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2359; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I want .

3. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

If this hits verizon, I'm buying it!!

4. DIYguy

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 27, 2011

I've always wanted to stick a stylus in my ear :D

5. jibraihimi

Posts: 815; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

I think, that I read somewhere that this advertised 102 hours time is on 2g network, on 3G network the time is less than the half of 102 hours..........

6. quesoesgrande

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Please come to T-Mobile! I have a sensation and a transformer og but I'd rather have a padfone if the price is right.

8. electrophage

Posts: 73; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

If this had been ready for the market, and if a carrier had been willing to carry it, it would have been awesome. But I think its too late now. compard to the Galaxy Note HTC One, SGIII, etc the Padfone alone is at best middle of the road, and their are many Transformers and more to come.

12. andyboi_ph

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

wow, it captures the word 'innovation'.... awesome gadget

13. bdevnsh

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

doet it take place of laptop? what are similarities in function with laptop?

14. jhattara

Posts: 37; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Depends really on what you are doing with it. Most of the light duties can be performed by PadFone just as well as with a laptop.

15. bdevnsh

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

does it run microsoft office n photoshop too? doest it run external hard drive?i was thinking of taking laptop or tablet for portability and battery backup for browsing,microsoft office,photo editing et al. does android market provide it for padfone?

16. jhattara

Posts: 37; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

It has Polaris Office pre-installed, which can be used to edit Microsoft Office files. As for Photoshop, it should be able to run Photoshop Touch, although the Play store still thinks it's just a phone and not a tablet too.

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