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Asus Padfone

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by rapid64k, 1 Jun 2011.

  1. rapid64k

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    This looks really neat the phone sits in the back of the tablet very cool Great idea i think.
    click here for info
     
  2. Stupot_

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    :/
     
  3. mrk

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    It just stings of SouthPark's Human CentiPad!

    I don't know if I like it for the right reasons or wrong ones LOLMAO!
     
  4. Cosimo

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    Well it's certainly interesting, the way forward with docking.
     
  5. Dewotter

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    This isn't even innovation. Why can't people just make a good all round solid tablet to compete with the iPad?

    They're just dumping out everything else they can think of.
     
  6. DefiantAsh

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    No one else has a product in the market which a phone can be inserted into a tablet to make it operational.

    The only other competitor is the Motorola Atrix.
     
  7. JediFragger

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    When he removes the phone it just looks like it's just a big magnifying glass :D
     
  8. Dewotter

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    That's because no one asked for it.:p
     
  9. sarge78

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    :confused:

    Dockable computing is the basis of many companies long term strategy.

    Edit:

    The vid reminds me of...
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  10. Bouton Aide

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    This is a combination of the pad and phone.

    padfone *giggles and laughs*

    :/ lmao... whatever next



    PS I think for the Asus Transformer they should have added the phone into the tablet then into a laptop!!!! that would be some device!
     
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  11. sarge78

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    ^ Apparently the padfone *giggles like a small girl* will be compatible with the transformer dock, so yes it can be a phone... in a tablet... in a netbook... :)

    (shame it's one of these 'concept' releases for 2012, I wanted another option this year :()
     
  12. Bouton Aide

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    Interesting....where did you hear this from?
     
  13. Glaucus

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    Just thought of one problem though. Phones need charging so often. When would you charge it. I usually have the phone plugged in when using the tablet and when out have the tablet charging.
     
  14. Bouton Aide

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    When it's docked it looks like it charges and the pad turns into the phone so hopefully can text + call from the pad while the phone chargers.
     
  15. Glaucus

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    But then that requires a cable to the tab. Or run down the tab battery much faster.
     
  16. Bouton Aide

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    Hopefully good solid battery life then :)
     
  17. ng93

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    It'll be like the transformer which has another battery in the keyboard which charges the tablet. Actually this could potentially get silly long battery life (say 8 hours for the phone, then put it in the tablet and get another 8, then put that in the netbook and get yet another 8:eek:).
     
  18. Glaucus

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    The phone battery will be small compared to the tabs battery. You still need time to charge it all though. I suppose it depends how much you use it. Will have to see how it works, but I can see it being a problem.
     
  19. Bouton Aide

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    Battery life, always a problem for technology no matter what devices.
     
  20. sarge78

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    Asus promised full compatibility with all similar future devices a while back. All they need is the proprietary connector/locking holes to be identical on the tablet part, the rest is virtually identical hardware/software.
    (the keyboard dock gets firmware updates too)

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