Asus to lift the cover off an overhauled PadFone in February?

Asus to lift the cover off an overhauled PadFone in February?
Last time we spotted the Asus Padfone it was gearing up for launch at MWC this February and it looked exactly the same as the model we saw almost a year ago, but the latest rumor suggests that Asus has overhauled the device and it now looks completely different. 

Despite some reports about it sporting the NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip, most sources agree that the Padfone will launch with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 platform, which is expected to be even more powerful than the quad-core Tegra 3.

To freshen up your mind, the Padfone is a unique device - it’s a phone that can dock into a tablet chassis, powering it on, so you get both a tablet and a phone. Additionally, the tablet chassis is rumored to - in turn - be dockable into the Transformer Prime keyboard dock. 

Does this Padfone idea make sense? If Asus manages to offer a reasonably low price for the tablet chassis we can easily see some people migrate to this kind of device.


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PadFone
  • 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)

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6 Comments

1. android_hitman unregistered

i waited so looong for this ... finally!!!

2. OfcJScottG

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Are we hearing anything about a carrier??

3. TARDIS

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

I know it said this was a prototype device, but does anyone else hope that they'll remove the capacitive buttons? I'm excited for this!!

4. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

IDK, I'd rather have them separate. Does the tablet function without the phone? If not, I wouldn't care for it.

5. yungmel0

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 18, 2011

I honestly dont see the point in having a phone that can dock into a tablet if not just for a bigger screen. And like JamRockJones said if the tablet doesnt function with out the phone i really dont see the need for this device.

6. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I just want to see what ASUS can do with a cell phone.

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