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First Look: Asus PadFone: Where no phone has gone before
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First Look: Asus PadFone: Where no phone has gone before

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It's a phone! It's a tablet! It's a notebook! Actually, the Asus PadFone is all three. Watch as our friends from CNET Asia take a closer look.

Meet the Asus PadFone , an innovative device that functions both as a smartphone an a tablet. First announced at the Computex Trade Show last year and it finally made its official debut at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The handset consist of two components , the PadFone, a 4.3 inch Smartphone and the PadFone station. The docking station is a shell with on board battery and a 10 inch display that turns the Smartphone into a tablet. There will also be other optional accessories such as the Bluetooth headset the doubles as a stylus and a platform station dock which turns the phone into a laptop like the transformer. But first more about the PadFone itself. It supports a 1.5 Gigahertz Dual Core Qualcomm Processor and is powered by a 1520 mah battery. The phone packs an 8 megapixel rear facing camera that can also record 10 ADP Full HD Videos using a 5 element lens. If the PadFone's qHD Amoled Screen isn't high res enough for you, perhaps the tablets 10 inch, 1280x800 pixel display may do the trick. Asus dynamic display switch software resizes and optimizes at lay out when the tablet is in use. For example if you're browsing the web on your Smartphone, you can pop it into the tablet to pick up from you left off. The Asus PadFone will be launched in Taiwan first, followed by the rest of the world by the end of Q2. Be sure to check our website for more up to date information.

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