Getting the best of both with Asus PadFone (pictures)
Part Android 4.2.2 smartphone, part 10.1-inch tablet, the Asus PadFone is a powerful mobile gadget combo that now sports 64GB of expandable storage.
The revamped Asus PadFone
As a smartphone/tablet combo, the rebooted PadFone from Asus features many improvements compared with its February predecessor. Namely, it features a faster Snapdragon 800 processor, updated software, and a microSD card slot.
To secure the 5-inch, 1080p HD handset into the back of the PadFone Station, two pairs of angled pads located on the dock station's side edges are meant to keep the device in place. Unfortunately, we noticed that with enough force, the handset can be accidentally separated.
We find the idea of the PadFone unique and useful, and we like the handset's slim design (it measures 1.35 inches thick), and brushed-metal aesthetic. Unfortunately, Asus has no plans for it to come to the US, but it will launch in Europe and Asia.