TransPhone is like a small Padfone, but not really

TransPhone is like a small Padfone, but not really
The Padfone by Asus is one of the more innovative devices in recent memory, but that wasn't enough to spawn crowds in front of Asus stores. Still, geeks all over the world seem to respect it for trying something new and different. However, it turns out Asus's product ended up being quite an inspiration for a company named ExoTablet, which has created a very similar, yet obviously different product.

TransPhone, as the device is called, is a phone + tablet duo in the same way like the Padfone, but it tries to keep things a bit more affordable with lower specs and a smaller form-factor. The phone part of the TransPhone features goodies like a 3.5" display, single-core CPU, 512MB RAM, 5MP camera and HSPA connectivity among other things. The tablet part, on the other hand, can quickly enlarge the image with its 7" screen, and power it with its own, beefier battery.

The TransPhone can be purchased now for $429.99, which doesn't sound like a great deal for what you're getting. Interestingly, the manufacturer also offers some other choices like getting an additional tablet part (called TransPad) for $140 (kind of weird why someone would need two of those), a phone part for $379, a family pack consisting of two TransPhones and two TransPacks plus an additional charger for $999, or the ultimate super-mega business pack consisting of 10 TransPhones, 15 TransPads and 5 additional chargers for the perfectly reasonable price of $4499.

We want to inform you that PhoneArena is currently in talks with ExoTablet about purchasing a business pack of TransPhones in order to improve team communication and productivity while in the office and on the go.

source: ExoTablet via IntoMobile

... All joking aside, here are some images of the product:


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14 Comments

1. Seymur unregistered

TransPhone. will gain more popularity in Thailand.

4. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

i know what you mean.. LOL

6. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Took me awhile to figure that out! :p

2. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I bet ASUS will NOT sue.

3. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

obviously they're not apple

10. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Unlike apple would if asus was apple and Exotablet was Sammy

13. carlos.roderer

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

No they will not and can't - they dont hold the patents, TransPhone International do!

14. TheRonster

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

That would be interesting, not sure why that would happen considering the owners of Transphone have 3 US patents for this type of configuration in the first place. Whoops should be interesting lmao

5. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Trans what....oh

7. thegreatone99

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

man google shud buy this company and make the new nexus phone like this! :)

8. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Good idea and design for this, but the specs are just awful. Would be nice also if the tablet part served to be more than just a bigger screen and battery for the phone. Wouldnt it be awesome if it had its own SoC and all so you can double the performance of the device or something?

9. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

looks cute!

11. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Did u guys see on pic 7, the woman's bra had a lip-like shape in the middle of it (if she was wearing a bra)

12. User_Freak

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

No, but I understand that TransPhone are the people who own the US patents for this kind of TransPhone / PadFone device (since 2002 no less!). When you try a TransPhone you find the specs don't matter, the user experience is so much better. My Blackberry (top of the line) is on the shelf and some others I know have chucked out their iPhone 4s (and decided not to upgrade to 5) because they find the TransPhone is so much better as a user experience. Specs are a means to an end but if the end itself (a one-screen phone) is flawed, specs won't get anything more than bragging rights. Two screens are better than one any day - as you will find out (as I did) when you try. Who wants a feeble one-screen phone? Not I!

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