Though the ASUS Padfone was announced earlier this year, we are still a bit away from any sort of release. With ever more time passing an focus shifted to other products such as the ASUS Transformer Prime, the tablet/phone combo has risked a slide into obscurity. Rest assured, ASUS still plans to release the handset — news broke this morning that a final announcement will be coming at Mobile World Congress in February of next year. While rumors have gone back and forth on the type of and number of cores possessed by the processor found in the upcoming device, word coming along with this latest scoop is that the Padfone will sport a quad-core Tegra 3 chip. The hardware should put the device in the same class as the Transformer Prime, but we’re excited to see what else ASUS has up their sleeve for MWC.