ASUS Teases Padfone Announcement [Video]


ASUS is gearing up to announce the ASUS Padfone, the phone and tablet dock that converges all your main computing devices into one. They used matryoshka dolls to depict the sweet smell of covergence you’ll smell when picking up this unique package. At the end they show “1 + 1 + 1 = endless possibilities.” That, of course, means phone + tablet + keyboard dock. Crazy, isn’t it? We’re so excited to see this thing in person that we can’t contain ourselves. We’ll try not to wet our pants between now and the 27th when this thing is announced at Mobile World Congress. Stick around for full live coverage!

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. They have a tall order with the hype they’ve been stoking for so long. I hope it really comes together in a great package. 

  2. This is the way to use your phone as the cpu. Wouldn’t it be nice if this tablet hosted multipal brands of smartphones?

  3. Depending on the hardware and carrier availability, I might just have to get this…

  4. I would be pumped if they added a stylus. I still want a tablet to replace my LiveScribe pen and paper. A keyboard doesn’t cut it because when I take notes I need to be able to draw things and use arrows. I keep hoping Samsung surprises me and releases a tablet sized Note with a fine tip stylus and improved note taking applications.

  5. At first I was excited about the Padfone, but the more I thought about it, I rather have two separate devices, since the tablet can’t be used without the phone put inside.

    All I want is a really good phone manufactured by Asus and supported with updates.

  6. my one worry is price, 400 is probably the max i can/would pay for the whole kit (especially since i’ve got a phone and can just pickup the memo370t for 250)

    1. Unlikely.  Probably $600-700.

  7. Such a cool concept. Just got a nexus today but I have 14 days to reconsider if this is hella sweet.

  8. Quentyn, very much appreciated how you properly called the doll, not “babushka” as majority of English speakers believe it to be.

  9. The only problem I have is what carrier would be crazy enough to support this? Why would a carrier allow you to have only one plan when they could charge you for both the tablet and the phone? The only companies I can see going with this are Sprint and T-Mobile. Both are struggling and need a way to compete, maybe by adopting this product and being the only one to adopt this product they can recapture market share.

    1. What about Motorola? The Atrix 4G, Atrix 2, Photon, Bionic, Electrify, Razr, Razr Maxx, and the Droid 4?? They all have Webtop. Last time I checked, AT&T and Verizon also try to sell laptops/netbooks but they support Motorola phones with Webtop. 

  10. Cmon ASUS if you cannot spell possibilities properly with 2 s’s. Get a refresher english course. You dummies.

  11. Well don’t be the first one to by this first gen product are they will leave you hanging like they did with the tf101 when they made all those promises about updating to ICS the best thing to do is wait for the next model.

  12. I worry about their quality control when the video spells possibilities wrong.

  13. why its so hard to release an all in one device?

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