Personally, I think that padfone is a step forward not just for asus but for the entire industry and I am seriously considering buying one for myself. I spent a little time thinking bout the cpu on this unit, should they instal tegra 3 or not but i don't really think of it now as an issue, not yet. I think that the next step from here would be mounting the dock on the new keyboard (the one that the new prime has or better) so it has access to the features that it provides and maybe in the future we'll see a next generation of padfone with grid processing so you can really say that you have combined a pad and a phone :D
That's really great thought and design and it will be the greatest if the pad is universal one that all kind of phones with all kinds of OS (Android, iOS or WP) can be put in.
Ivan Prskalo, 13 Mar 2012Where did you live past 15-20 years? On Mars? ASUS is world leader in motherboard and graphich... more& by the way people on "Mars" were more stable than you.. if wanna go there for rehabilitation be my guest..lol XD
i am Asus well wisher!! Go Asus!!
Ivan Prskalo, 13 Mar 2012Where did you live past 15-20 years? On Mars? ASUS is world leader in motherboard and graphich... morewhat i meant was nobody(commercials, ads etc) exaggerated Asus that much to grab some big attention like apple, htc & etc did!
yes i have spent 15 to 20 years on mars as well,
what is your age? maybe among 30 to 40? i am damn sure you are older than me, after reading your reply i am glad that i am child!
you have to grow once again maybe 80 years old to stay calm and clear other people views. see you after 40 years XD
transformer, 12 Mar 2012To be honest i have never heard of Asus until they produced this Padfone & other Tabs,
i ... moreWhere did you live past 15-20 years? On Mars? ASUS is world leader in motherboard and graphich card solutions and in many more areas in ICT bussines.
Their Laptops, notebooks, netbooks and LCDs are amognst the best in industry..
This padfone is one logical step forward..
You must be some child who recently changed couple of smartphones and now thinks he has all knowledge inthe world...
To be honest i have never heard of Asus until they produced this Padfone & other Tabs,
i am deciding to get one as it hits the stores.
But only if they put these in that:
Chipset: Nvidia Tegra 3 T33
CPU: Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9
GPU: ULP GeForce.
if they do that you will see Padfone in everyones hands.
faraz, 08 Mar 2012can the tablet function on its own ? or it needs the phone inside the tablet in order for it t... moreThe tablet is simply an "external screen + external battery" device so: Yes it needs the phone docked to function. If you need separate tablet and phone this is not for you. HOWEVER, this does come with a special "pen" with which you can pick up calls when the phone is docked on the tablet, so you don't have to worry about undocking it when there is a call. It's a very well-though design and it even docks on to a keyboard with even MORE additional battery. Just check out the YouTube video, it's really cool! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rrh_EwFaZ7I
can the tablet function on its own ? or it needs the phone inside the tablet in order for it to function
cdv, 01 Mar 2012Adreno 225 is not for Scorpion, but for Krait.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snapdragon_(Syste... moreTrue, it will have the first S4 Snapdragon with Krait cores, not scorpion.
Seems like Asus changed from Tegra3 to S4 pretty recently. Since they were the first to bring a Tegra3 tablet to the market, they must have had good reasons for this. Perhaps battery usage?
@Asim: your dreams are 5x bigger then reality. Please substantiate your claims about Tegra 6
padhone is the gamechanger in convergence of mobiles,tablets & laptops. Now you will see the market flooded with dry(dataless) tablets which can be docked to any phone & keyboard.
check out this link for full information www.asus.com/Mobile/PadFone/#specifications
scorpion processors are outdated tech..... asus should've used krait processors to compete head on with tegra 3 chipset
can we use separately phone and tablet or we must attach phone with tab to use tab?
Benjo, 18 Feb 2012the specifications on this page are out of date. Currently it appears the padfone will ship wi... morePadfone WON'T use tegra 3, it will use a dual-core (but as they say, faster than tegra 3) chip not from nvidia
After seeing the teaser ad for the Padfone, the combination phone, tablet & keyboard docking station in one device/OS in my opinion is the perfect solution for my sales team. Without going into details the idea of IT creating applications for just the one multi purpose device linked back to our accounting/logistics CRM system is very attractive. The question remains, when do we expect to see the Padfone in Australia for valuation and has ASUS lifted their game with ongoing support??????. ASUS, timing is critical as we are close to making a decision with another vendor/developer.
This phone has just made the smart phone technology even more smarter.
Thank you ASUS!