MWC 2012: Asus Padfone, smartphone becomes Tablet

The Asus Padfone was overdue and it is finally MWC Barcelona 2012 show that it has been presented, on the occasion of a press conference given at the Museum of the Rock of Barcelona, old arenas in the city.

Jonney Shih, President and CEO of the group, took the opportunity to do the show and unveil several new products, taking advantage of a good presence on the shelves and taking advantage of some inventiveness to move beyond the simple Tablet and provide a status of quasi-PC with docks / keyboards.

The Asus Padfone is in fact a mixture of smartphone and tablet, the first that can fit in the second (described as Padfone Station) via a hatch at the rear, providing cellular connectivity while providing a continuous experience of the views from one to the other.

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Padfone smartphone has a 4.3 "qHD (960 x 540 pixels) Super AMOLED display and on-board processor dual core SnapDragon S4 (MSM8960 and GPU Adreno 225) 1.5 GHz with 1 GB of RAM and 16 to 64 GB of internal storage space.

The Padfone is compatible with WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, has an A - GPS module and has an AFN 8 megapixels on the back, as well as a VGA camera on the front for video conferencing. It is a smartphone HSPA + 21 Mbps of dimensions 128 x 65 x 9.2 mm 129 g.

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ASUS Padfone Station

This Padfone smartphone can be slipped in Padfone Station which then transform into a Tablet 10.1 " resolution 1280 x 800 pixels, with AFN 8 megapixels on the back and AFN 1.3 megapixels on the front for video conferencing.

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ASUS Padfone

This combination allows to multiply by five the autonomy of the smartphone. Add the dock / keyboard and the autonomy of all is multiplied by nine, all constituting the equivalent of a small computer, and under OS Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

And on top of all, a pen Bluetooth is proposed as an accessory. Can be used with the Padfone Station (Tablet mode), it can also receive calls, such as a headset. The availability of the Asus Padfone is attached to the month of April 2012.

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Bluetooth pen


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