When the rumors of the new Asus PadFone first started circulating, the first thought that came to my mind was how weird the name was – PadFone? Seriously?
But now it all makes sense. Today, Pocketnow leaked some images of the rumored Asus PadFone which will probably be launched at Computex 2011.
It is a very interesting concept – an Android smartphone which can be docked in a tablet. The phone seems to have a standard touchscreen design and can be docked within a tablet. The tablet will be powered by the phone and will also have an opening to use the phone’s camera.
It should be powered by a 1 GHz dual core Tegra 2 processor and have 1 GB RAM, like the Asus EEEPad transformer. It will likely run Android 3.0 Honeycomb on the tablet, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread on the phone. This device would be the perfect launchpad for Android Ice Cream Sandwich, but the possibility is quite remote.
Again, it’s a very interesting form factor, and if priced well, it should sell like hot cakes. Asus has made a great comeback with the Asus EEEPad Transformer, and even the Asus PadFone seems to be a great device. We should see more details as Computex 2011 starts. Stay tuned.