Ready For The Revolutionary Asus PadFone?
If the rumours about Asus's impending launch are anything to go by, then India has finally figured on the list of markets for Asus's avant-garde offering, i.e. PadFone. The concept was first spotted at Taipei's annual IT show, i.e. Computex in 2011. However, the device wasn't available in markets until early this year, with US being the first market. The launch of Asus PadFone will be accompanied by the launch of another device, namely Transformer Pad TF330T. The PadFone is actually an amalgamation of two devices --- a phone and a tablet. It basically houses a phone inside a huge tablet, with all the internals stored inside the phone. This device turns into a full-fledged Android tablet when the phone is attached to the tablet.
The device can further be transformed into a laptop using the keyboard dock. A bluetooth headset will allow the user to take calls when the phone is docked inside the tablet.Asus PadFone (phone) is powered by a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, and Android 4.0 OS. It also sports a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED qHD display, 1GB RAM, 16/32/64GB internal memory, an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and a VGA camera on the front. Whereas, the PadFone station will feature a 10.1 inch display that provides a resolution of 1280X800 pixels, a 1.3-megapixel camera on the back, microUSB microHDMI support and LED indicators. The complete package will also include a stylus headset that will work as both, a stylus for the tablet and a headset for making and receiving calls.
Talking about the other impending launch, Asus Transformer Pad TF300T, it was first unveiled at CES 2012. But it is only now that the tech giant has decided to launch the device in India. It will pack a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, an 8-megapixel auto-focus camera, Android 4.0 and a 10.1 inch WXGA IPS display. Although the specs are out, there is no news about the price of the two devices.