This appeals to me.

ASUS PadFone2

By on January 27, 2013 7:38:06 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums External Link

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I posted this link on FB.

 

I could almost see myself owning something like this.

 

 

http://www.asus.com/Tablet_Mobile/PadFone2/

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January 27, 2013 7:38:37 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

What do you think?

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January 27, 2013 8:20:08 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I think it sounds great, have to read about it more for sure. Oh, and here is the link to the page that is all in English:

http://www.asus.com/Tablet_Mobile/PadFone2/

 

One drawback though, it is only 3G speed. Bummer.

Oh wait, I found the specifications and it does indeed do 4G! Yeah!

 

4G:
LTE:
800/1800/2600

 

Hmmmm, but its battery can't be removed???? Here's a product review link: http://reviews.cnet.com/cell-phones/asus-padfone-2/4505-6454_7-35492212.html

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January 27, 2013 8:21:42 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting LightStar,
I think it sounds great, have to read about it more for sure. Oh, and here is the link to the page that is all in English:

http://www.asus.com/Tablet_Mobile/PadFone2/[/quote]

 

Doh! Sorry about the Norwegian link....added to the OP Thanks, Tom

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January 27, 2013 9:07:18 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

It looks like a good concept and I'm sure it will be improved upon by ASUS themselves or another company.

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January 27, 2013 9:24:18 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The phone installs on the back of the pad? Wow!

On my gots to get list currently set for 2020.

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January 27, 2013 9:36:47 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I does look like a smart way to unify the two devices and it is from a well respected company. Definitely a "what will they think of next" item!

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January 27, 2013 9:37:13 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The phone itself has very impressive specs with one of the best screens out there. I like also the fact that the tablet part has it's own battery......it actually charges your phone when they're coupled together!

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January 27, 2013 3:19:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

It looks like a great idea...  and one that I could easily embrace if it were a Windows 8 phone and pad.  I have an Android tablet and phone, and frankly, they're look and feel quite boring now I've experienced Win 8 on my new Nokia Lumia 820.  I will be in the market for a new tablet in a few months time, so if this comes in a Win 8 flavour as well it might be a consideration.

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January 27, 2013 5:07:53 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I think I want one!!   

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January 27, 2013 6:33:16 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting 2of3,
What do you think?

 

i don't, it hurts.

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January 27, 2013 6:58:16 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Would be seriously intriguing if the tablet was also usable without the phone inserted.

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January 27, 2013 8:13:56 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Why wouldn't it be?

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January 27, 2013 8:33:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Next apple will make one and say we invented it. The tech media will praise them saying Apple is the most innovative company ever. They will slobber all over it saying can they ever beat this. LOL.

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January 27, 2013 8:57:21 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Quoting Uvah,
Why wouldn't it be?

They call the 'tablet' a 'PadFone Station' and it turns off when the phone is removed.  Saw nothing anywhere indicating the 'station' could be used as an independent device without the phone inserted.

I like the concept, but I'm concerned that in actual use it would be a bit awkward.  Could be wrong.

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January 27, 2013 10:51:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting aunteachrist,
Quoting 2of3, reply 1What do you think?

 

i don't, it hurts.
I had a thought once.....it got lonely and left.

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January 27, 2013 10:53:47 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Uvah,
Why wouldn't it be?

Because it's a dock, the OS is on the phone, Ross. 

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January 27, 2013 11:07:57 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

I think a good way to describe the 'tablet' would be to call it an external display for the PadFone.  The fact that's all it is may explain why the whole combo is so light.

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January 28, 2013 2:12:21 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Did read that Ubuntu Mobile OS will allow you to dock the phone and use it for a tablet/computer ... as phones get more powerful, why not. We will get to the point where all your computing needs will be in your pocket, it's only a matter of time.

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January 28, 2013 4:25:32 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Daiwa,
I think a good way to describe the 'tablet' would be to call it an external display for the PadFone. The fact that's all it is may explain why the whole combo is so light.

Exactly. The whole thing combined weighs less than the new ipad.

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January 28, 2013 4:38:57 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

That's actually a good idea. I thought the two might be independent. As for Apple...I think their granny is showing.

 

get it.....granny....granny apple. Yeah I know....lame

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January 28, 2013 10:28:25 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

ok .. I've found the article on Ubuntu Mobile OS

http://ostatic.com/blog/ubuntu-phone-looks-like-the-future-of-computing#buzz

 

It's something MS should be looking into for metro ...

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January 29, 2013 9:39:24 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Nice setup Taz. MS looks at that and thinks....................oh no! Linux will get together with Ubuntu (I know...same company) and Buntu them into the middle of the next century.

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March 21, 2013 1:45:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Update:

Asus PadFone Infinity!

http://www.asus.com/Tablets_Mobile/PadFone_Infinity/

  • Platform
    Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Form Factor
    Bar Type
  • Color
    Titanium Gray/Hot Pink/Champagne Gold
  • Dimensions
    Phone:
    143.5 x 72.8 x 8.9 mm (LxWxH)
    Pad:
    264.6 x 181.6 x 10.6 mm (LxWxH)
  • Weight
    Phone:
    145 g (with battery)
    Pad:
    532 g
  • CPU
    Qualcomm® Snapdragon 600 quad-core (1.7GHz) with Adreno 320 GPU
  • Memory
    2 GB LPDDR2 RAM
  • Storage
    32GB/64GB eMMc Flash
    50GB free ASUS Webstorage for 2 years
  • Connectivity Technology
    WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
    USB 2.0
    Bluetooth V4.0, NFC
  • Network Standard
    3G :
    WCDMA :
    900/2100
    4G:
    LTE:
    800/1800/2100/2600
  • GPS
    AGPS & GLONASS
  • Display
    Phone:
    5inches, Full HD 1920x1080, Super IPS+ with Capacitive Multi touch panel
    Pad:
    10.1inches, Full HD 1920x1080, Super IPS+ with Capacitive Multi touch panel
  • Interface
    3.5mm audio socket, Nano SIM slot
    MyDP port (supports Micro-USB 2.0 Host & Device, 1080p video-out)
    Video out via MyDP adaptor (optional accessory)
  • Battery
    Phone:
    2400 mAh Li-Polymer
    Pad:
    19 Whr/5000 mAh Li-Polymer
  • Standby Time
    410 hours
  • Talk Time
    19 hours
  • Camera
    Phone:
    Front 2 Mega-Pixel, Auto Focus, F2 Aperture
    Rear LED Flash, F2 Aperture
    5 -element lens
    Pad:
    Front
  • Video
    Video Playback :
    MPEG4 up to 1080p
    H.264
    H.264 @HD 1080p
    3GP
    Ogg
    Video Recording :
    MPEG4 up to 1080p @30fps, 720p @ 60fps
  • Audio Slot
    3.5mm
  • Audio
    MP3/3GP/AAC/AAC+
  • Sensor
    G-Sensor/E-Compass/Gyroscope/Proximity/Light Sensor

 

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March 21, 2013 1:46:59 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

2of3 wonders if he should save money for this rather than the HTC One.

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March 21, 2013 2:02:52 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting tazgecko,

ok .. I've found the article on Ubuntu Mobile OS

http://ostatic.com/blog/ubuntu-phone-looks-like-the-future-of-computing#buzz

 

It's something MS should be looking into for metro ...

This is likely the future for general computing in quite a few households.

 

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