Asus Padfone Android ICS Smartphone/Tablet/Laptop Crossover Appears in Official Video
The Asus Padfone. It’s as simple as you’d imagine. It’s a Pad – and it’s a phone. But how this idea would translate into hardware was only revealed at the Mobile World Congress back in February and now the innovative gadget has been demonstrated once again in an official release video.
Known for its crossover tablet/laptop the Transformer Prime, Asus once puts all its chips on the same colour, choosing to launch a combo effort benefiting from the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update’s dual-function as a smartphone and tablet platform. The Asus Padfone phone bit features 4.3” Super AMOLED display, 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor and 8-megapixel camera.
The phone can be slipped into a back part of a 10.1” display tablet, which essentially works like a high tech magnifying glass displaying all the apps and functions of the phone as well as boasting 102 of battery life and an odd. Add this to the third part, a keyboard dock, and you’ve gone from a phone to a laptop in 3 simple moves.
We’re impressed, but wait – what’s this? The funny looking stylus / headset thing might be taking the gimmickry a little too far. But will it convince the tech buying consumer? The Asus Padfone is out now and costs up to £700, with one network contract covering the data costs of both the smartphone and tablet gadgets!