ASUS has finally pulled down the curtains and showed off to the world what they were talking about. The Padfone is basically a combination of two devices – a phone and a tablet. Imagine the Motorola Atrix – but instead of having a laptop dock to plug your phone in, make it a tablet dock instead and you get the Padfone.
CMIT’s TransPhone was apparently enjoying its third day of life, having first appeared on the web as early as Saturday. The Padfone allows users to plug their ASUS smartphone into the tablet dock which gives it a larger screen, extended battery life, making it easier to watch movies, browse websites, read emails, all on a larger screen. The phone will contain the SIM card, storage space, and basically all the files, so there’s no hassle of having to transfer anything from the phone to the tablet or vice versa when using it in either mode. The CMIT device reportedly packs a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor and SVGA display, along with USB and HDMI ports, though we’re still unclear on which OS will be running on the tablet.So it’s Seems like a pretty interesting way to implement the phone functionality in a tablet.
There’s also no word on pricing or availability, but the TransPhone is in good company there, so don’t get ready to ditch those standalone gadgets just yet.