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 inches 960 x 540 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus 1GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1520 mAh
  • OS Android 4.0.3

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