Phone-netbook-tablet combo: Asus PadFone launched in India at Rs 64,999
September 18, 2012, 5:37 pm
The Asus PadFone is an Android ICS smartphone with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen, but when connected to the PadFone Station, it is transformed into a 10.1-inch Android ICS tablet.
The Padfone and the Padfone Station, when docked on the bundled Padfone Station Dock, offers the user computing experience like a Netbook, which is said to offer extended battery life of up to 104 hours and access to ports like Card Reader and USBs.
The PadFone provides all of the PadFone Station's processing power and storage when the two are docked. So it does not matter which device was used last. All photos, documents, and games are available whenever users need them.
It has an 8-megapixel camera with Fuji image processor, F2.2 aperture.
It also comes with an optional Bluetooth stylus headset, which is both a headset and a stylus.
The PadFone Station comes with its own keyboard dock - the PadFone Station Dock. The Station Dock keyboard accessory also houses its own battery that charges the PadFone for up to 102 hours of talk time and comes with additional USB ports and card reader.
When docked, the PadFone Station uses the PadFone's 3G connection for internet access, so users only need one data plan for two devices.
Asus' PadFone is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor.