ASUS PadFone – Phone, Tablet and Notebook

Jonney Shih, CEO of ASUS, has revealed the revolutionary ASUS PadFone – a 3-in-1 combination of phone, tablet and notebook when accessorized with PadFone Station and PadFone Dock Station, and also with the future line of tablets Transformer Pad.

ASUS PadFone is a smart phone with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera with Fuji image processing – all of them having an optimized design for Android 4.0. When placed in PadFone Station, it turns into a 10.1-inch tablet with a five times greater battery capacity.

The gadget offers versatility through the proprietary technology ASUS Dynamic Display, which allows seamless transition between the PadFone and the PadFone Station screens. In addition, PadFone Station offers an optional dock keyboard that turns the Padfone into an ultraportable computer. ASUS PadFone also comes with an option called PadFone Stylus Headset, which consists of an electronic Bluetooth pen that turns into a headset with microphone for taking calls easily.

ASUS PadFone Features

Network – WCDMA 900/1200MHz /EDGE/GPRS/GSM 850/900/1800/1900

HSPA+ (DL: 21Mbps, 42Mbps – optional UL: 5.76Mbps)

OS – Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.5GHz and Adreno 225 graphics

Memory – 16GB, 32GB or 64GB eMMC Flash + 1GB LPDDR2 RAM

Connectivity – 802.11b+g+n, Bluetooth 4.0

Audio connector 3.5mm, Micro-USB 2.0

GPS – GPS with A-GPS support

Display – Super AMOLED 4.3”, qHD (960×540), Corning Gorrila glass with HCLR film

Camera – Back: 8 megapixels, diaphragm F2.2, Autofocus with LED flash

Front: VGA

Other – motion sensor/ proximity sensor/ gyroscope/ electronic compass

Battery – lithium-ion 1520mAh (5.62 Wh)

Autonomy – WCDMA: up to 510 min/ GSM: up to 650 min

Autonomy in waiting mode – WCDMA: up to 440 hours/ GSM: up to 373 hours

Extension slots – Micro-SD (supports SDHC/SDXC up to 32GB)

Browsing – HTTP/ Google browser/ Youtube browser/ Facebook

Messaging – SMS/ MMS/ Email/ IM/ Push E-mail (Gmail, Exchange)

Video – MPEG4/H.264 1.4a/ H.263/ WMW @ HD 1080p

Video recording:  MPEG4/H.263 @ HD 1080p

Video decoding: H.264 @ 720p/ video coding @ 1080p

Images – JPEG/ PNG/ GIP/ BMP

Audio – MP3/ WMA/ 3GP/ AAC/ AAC

Dimensions – 128 x 65.4 x 9.22 mm

Weight – 129 grams

Accessories – Electronic pen, Dock, Cover

ASUS Transformer Pad range includes Transformer Pad Prime and the future series of Transformer Pad Infinity and ASUS Transformer Pad 300.

Transformer Pad Infinity series is ready for mobile HD entertainment, incorporating a Super IPS + Full HD 1920×1200 display and ASUS SonicMaster technology. Transformer Pad 300 series is an ideal mobile platform for games and web browsing through the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor and the 10.1-inch IPS display with 1280×800 pixel resolution.

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