ASUS shows off Padfone at Computex
by Mark R
It is a good time to be a tablet or smartphone right now, so I don’t see any reason why in the world someone couldn’t combine them. It looks like ASUS is doing that with the Padfone, and they showed it off at Computex Taipai in Taiwan.
As you can see, the Padfone tablet opens up in the back so the Padfone smartphone can nestle safely in the back. Not much else is known about this, but the smartphone should have a 3G connection.
Another feature is that the smartphone can charge itself inside the bigger battery in the tablet. Of course, I think we all know what we really want, which is data sync between the smartphone and the tablet.
After all, why have all that data in so many dang places? There is no point in doing that whole “oh, where did I put that document” game. Just put it all in one place by plugging the phone into the tablet, and you have your data in both places.
The ASUS Padfone is planned on being out some time around the holidays. I believe that the operating system is going to be Android, but who knows who the carrier is going to be.