In a run, of making innovative tablet design, Asus has introduced a yet another innovative design in it tablet series range called Padfone. As the name suggests, it is a hybrid of a tablet and a smartphone. It architecture is built in a way such that the smartphone empowers and enhances the telecommunication capabilities of the smartphone. The tablet acts as a dock for the smartphone, thereby enhancing the existing capabilities of the smartphone.
As more and more getting into the smartphones and tablets race, the industry is seeing very innovative kind of designs to attract the eye balls of the customer. Every month/fortnight we see a tablet coming up into the picture with different price, sizes, design or OS.
According to Asus:
“The ASUS Padfone is a device that explores one possible convergence between two popular mobile devices – the smartphone and tablet. The Padfone solves the problem of data transfer hassles and multiple SIM cards when both a smartphone and 3G tablet are used. With the Padfone, the smartphone docks inside the tablet to give users an expanded view to suit their tasks. With the phone docked, it can recharge from the tablet’s larger battery and the tablet can also make use of the smartphone’s 3G internet connection. The dual interfaces for both the pad and phone ensure an enhanced user experience as the layout is automatically adjusted for all activities such as video conferencing, web browsing and emailing.”
As soon as it launched there are few controversies which got attached to it:
Price of the entire set: According to source the bundle will be priced around $799-$1000
Will the dock support just one smartphone: Asus cleared its plan stating that, it will launch series of smartphones which can be accomodated to this model.
What applications will work once smartphone is docked into tablet: According to sources, once smartphone is docked in , then application specific to it will get dispalyed.