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ASUS Padfone leaks before its official launch

ASUS Padfone leaks before its official launch - read the full textThis is certainly on of the few devices released lately, whose main highlight is located on its back. Say hello to the ASUS Padfone, people - the company's first smartphone with a tablet included as an accessory. As you can see from the picture above, the package consists of two pieces - an...


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> In reply to [deleted post]I wonder if you have ever tested Android. If you had, you'd agree that it DOES work better than Symbian. No one ever told you that you have to stick with Nokia. Why do you want to use half-done phones, when you can get a phone that has everything that your Nokia is lacking. What I mean is, proper web browsing experience, more sensitive touchscreen and finally, the real performance for like gaming. I don't say that Nokia is bad, but if you have, and most likely do, you know that Nokia's web browsing is not the best one around. The browser crashes too many times. Nokia just doesn't seem to know how to make smartphones. WP7 will be another story, better I hope. And yes, I am currently writing this on Nokia 5800 XM, and I own two Nokia smartphones, but they are just awful.. Good bye Nokia, Samsung, here I come.

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  • 2011-05-30 07:08
  • nmUA

> In reply to lou @ 2011-05-30 01:08 from uFjb - click to readNokia doesn't use resistive technology any more. If you haven't noticed, the N8 has a capacitive touchscreen, and so does the C7, E7 and C6-01.

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  • 2011-05-30 06:58
  • nmUA

perfect idea, why pay for two mobile plans, and carry two similar set off specs except for the screen when you can have this, what are the chances you would use your smartphone and tablet at the same time, this makes much more sense, no double sync, no double anything. imagine instead of buying a next generation tablet and phone, you just buy the phone and use the same tablet with the new more powerful phone. I'll definitely wait for this one to come out.

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  • 2011-05-30 06:25
  • 8xrR

> In reply to TSH @ 2011-05-30 03:28 from PFeY - click to readI agree.
The only bad thing about this, is that it doesnt run MeeGo, with display drivers... then it would be able to scale as a normal computer does, with different resolutions.

Or, there is another bad thing, I want a tablet with stylus... like the one with flyer... but a better OS, that can fully use it. But that is just me.
Imagine runnin some kind of image manipulation software, with support for the stylus. Or a note-taking application, with handwrite recognition (feature, easily activated/inactivated in the on the same sheet).

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  • 2011-05-30 05:34
  • mhBX

seems like a decent idea. i think phone part could be a simple slender feature phone. docked a tablet with full smart phone functionality. xman

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  • 2011-05-30 05:27
  • 9xaA

Interesting idea! like the atrix and the dock... i want see the spec of this phone!

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  • 2011-05-30 05:12
  • LEVB

> In reply to TSH @ 2011-05-30 03:28 from PFeY - click to readAnd will I be able to use the fone to make a call while using the pad?

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  • 2011-05-30 05:00
  • U2h2

I really like this. No tethering fees to use phone connection for the tablet. No need to synch both devices as the phone is the master device. If the tablet has big battery and high quality screen then it is a winner.

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  • 2011-05-30 04:47
  • I09E

> In reply to lou @ 2011-05-30 01:08 from uFjb - click to readWhat functionality? I don't see anything in Android that Symbian can't do. Like I said, Android is crap and it's the Windows Vista of smartphone OSes. It needs powerful hardware to run great just like Vista. lol

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  • 2011-05-30 04:47
  • kJX3

they should put a cellphone into a tablet into a netbook into a notbook into a pc into a CRAY calculator into a ....

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  • 2011-05-30 04:36
  • uPFc

IMHO this is a good idea. I currently own a phone & a tablet. However getting both devices to be installed with the same apps and syncing of my emails and messages is a chore. The Padphone will work just nice.

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  • 2011-05-30 04:27
  • u7ma

very good concept. Some phone manufacturer will copy this innovation soon.

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  • 2011-05-30 03:44
  • vxuu

kinda wired,,, so u have to buy a phone n a tablet to make a padfone? so it cost twice? not cool at all...

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  • 2011-05-30 03:41
  • YTSQ

thats fantastic i really like the idea

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  • 2011-05-30 03:32
  • pKj0

> In reply to asd @ 2011-05-30 00:43 from L4Dg - click to readHow can you not see the advantages? The tablet accessory basically means you can have all the advantages of a mobile phone handset *and* a full-sized tablet without having to pay full price for a tablet. Think about it: the phone already has the wireless modems, WiFi, Bluetooth, camera, storage, processing hardware ... everything except a giant screen. The accessory can therefore be simply a touchscreen and battery, with all the work being done by the phone.

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  • 2011-05-30 03:28
  • PFeY

> In reply to [deleted post]Errrr.... A symbian pad? I will gladly give it a miss. Lets wait for Nokia's pad then. Might be a WM7.

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  • 2011-05-30 03:13
  • Ia1C

How is this different from the Atrix?

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  • 2011-05-30 03:10
  • Ia1C

Great idea! I'm gonna buy something like that, but only when the phone will be placed just below the keyboard, to be used as touchpad, and it will be powerful enough (8-16 cores) to run full scale OS.

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  • 2011-05-30 02:57
  • Spx{

I can't imagine the market this is aimed at. Who needs a tablet or a smart phone that couldn't afford both, and how much would you really save in terms of cost, space or otherwise?

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  • 2011-05-30 02:17
  • IaHJ

its a good idea if the tablet its included in the accessories like the charger and usb cable by that i mean like free!

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  • 2011-05-30 02:15
  • 0Y4N

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