Asus PadFone (unlocked)

Asus PadFone (unlocked)

First announced last year at the Computex show in Taiwan, the prototype version of the Asus PadFone seemed like a logical progression of the Motorola Atrix Lapdock design. So while it's not the first hybrid device on the market, it's likely the first to run Android 4.0. And when I saw it again last February at Mobile World Congress I found the idea of transforming a phone into a tablet quite intriguing.

Prototype devices sometimes don't make the cut and get killed (Microsoft's Courier is a prime example). Luckily, Asus seems to have pushed ahead with the PadFone concept. The result is a handset that not only turns into a tablet, but morphs into a laptop, too.

While the PadFone is primarily a smartphone, I'll be reviewing it together with the PadFone Station (the tablet attachment) and PadFone Station Dock (the keyboard). So instead of just a phone review, you're also getting one for a tablet.

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