Asus will finally pull out the Padfone that they’ve been pimping since May 2011 during last year’s Computex. This was confirmed when they sent out invites to a press event they’ll be holding at the Mobile World Mobile in February.
In case you didn’t catch the news last year – or you simply forgot about it because it seems like it took them forever to introduce it – the Asus Padfone is basically a two-in-one device, consisting of a smartphone that can dock into a 10-inch tablet.
The smartphone acts as the brains for the whole kit. The spec hasn’t been announced yet, but an early report described it to come running on NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 chipset and possibly arrive with Android 4.0. The tablet part basically acts as a dock that offers a larger screen and battery, with a door at the back for slotting in the smartphone.
Asus didn’t give out any clues regarding pricing and availability, but we should know more at MWC. In the meantime, here are a couple of promo videos to show you what this thing’s all about.