Asus readying a phone and tablet called PadFone?

By Emil
May 27, 2011
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  1. Update: The device is now official. Read more about it here: Asus unveils smartphone-tablet combo, the Padfone.

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  2. matrix86

    matrix86 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 800   +8

    We'll have to wait and see, but i'm not having good feelings about this thing. Can't really have it being one device (too big to be a phone, too small to be a useful tablet) so it would be best to be 2 devices. However, if it has a docking station, it's just going to make the tablet heavier when you attach the phone to it. But as the teaser description states, it appears it'll be one device...perhaps it'll be a better designed Kyocera Echo?
  3. treeski

    treeski TechSpot Guru Posts: 867   +128

    Wow, PadFone is such a horrendous name.
  4. sethbest

    sethbest TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 167

    A pad with phone capabilities that worked through a speaker phone system or a bluetooth headset seems reasonable. Though you could have done this before with internet phone systems, an actual phone tablet designed for this is probably marketable.
  5. yRaz

    yRaz TechSpot Booster Posts: 857   +75

    I think it sounds like a cross between a phone and a tampon


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