Hands-on with the Asus PadFone

Oh, how I wish I were in Barcelona right now. The guys over at The Verge got a chance to play around with the Asus PadFone. The PadFone is a combination of two devices that work together to create pure awesomeness. The first part of the PadFone is the smartphone, which features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, a dual-core Qualcomm SnapDragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, an 8-megapixel camera, and Android 4.0. The second part of the PadFone is the tablet. No this is not your regular tablet. While it looks like a normal tablet, it actually has a special spot reserved for the phone. The phone docks in to the tablet and powers it.

The third and fourth parts of the Asus PadFone are they keyboard dock and Bluetooth stylus. The keyboard dock transforms your PadFone into a laptop, just like the Transformer series. The Bluetooth stylus allows you to make and receive phone calls while using the PadFone as a tablet (or laptop). This, of course, is in addition to letting you take notes directly on the tablet.

The PadFone will be available in April. No pricing or market availability information was made available. Let’s just hope that it won’t end up costing an arm and a leg!

Take a look at the great video and the hands-on pictures by the folks over at The Verge.

Via The Verge

Jonathan converted to the Android platform from Blackberry with the original Motorola Droid. He currently has a Samsung Galaxy Nexus complete with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Verizon Wireless, a Motorola Xoom, and a Kindle Fire. Besides keeping up with Android news, he enjoys spending time with his family, gaming, reading, and computers. Google+

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