Asus introduced the famed Asus PadFone during Computex 2011 and it was undoubtedly one of the most unique ideas of the year.
However, the device was not released for the US market but this situation seems to be changing now. With the launch of this year’s edition of the device in Taiwan, the PadFone would soon be launched for the US market as well.
The unique idea of PadFone revolves around a smart phone powering a tablet, which in turn is providing the phone with a charging station.
Although the price of the device might seem a bit high at $859.50, but this is quite reasonable when we consider that it includes a tablet and a smart phone.
The smart phone included in the package comes with a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED qHD display and is being powered by Snapdragon S4 processor with the new Adreno 225 GPU. Besides, another good thing is that it would be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The tablet part of the device, which can also be called the PadFone Station, has a 10.1 inch capacitive touch screen.
The resolution of the screen happens to be 1280 x 800 pixels.
The PadFone, which would be made available in the US market by Negri Electronics, would be the international imported version of the device.
Under this scenario, the price of the US version can be considerably higher than the international version.
While the physical structure of the device is something that can certainly be called innovative and even groundbreaking, the technical specs are just about the market.
There might also be a slight difference between the technical specs of the device headed for the US market.
Bottom line is that the form factor of the device is something that would mainly attract the attention of the consumers.
The performance of the device seems quite fine according to the tech experts so far.