The boundaries that separate the tablet computer from the smartphone are becoming increasingly blurred thanks to touchscreen technology and ever-improving hardware. Now it seems that electronics manufacturer ASUS are about to add more confusion to the situation, as they announce the impending release of their latest smartphone/tablet device: the PadFone.
The PadFone has been causing a stir amongst smartphone and tablet PC manufacturers of late; it promises to allow users to switch between smartphone and tablet for a “seamless experience”. In essence, the device is a top of the range touchscreen smartphone that docks into a tablet PC device; although both devices will be able to utilise a single SIM card for network connectivity on both devices.
ASUS have made some bold claims about their latest offering and have just released promotional video material on YouTube, showing potential users the enhancements which they envisage the device will grant in day to day life.
Some of the main selling points and abilities that ASUS have highlighted for the PadFone include: the ability to enlarge your screen size at any given time; a seamless transition when running applications on either the tablet or the smartphone; the elimination of convoluted data storage, thanks to a single data pool; the ability to use one SIM card to operate both devices; the ability to utilise the tablet device as an extended battery pack for the smartphone and, finally, high-end video conferencing capabilities.
ASUS followed the footage with a press release, which stated: The ASUS Padfone is a device that explores one possible convergence between two popular mobile devices – the smartphone and tablet.”
Despite the bold claims, ASUS have not released specifications for the PadFone, which has left some critics doubting the device’s ability to deliver on all its promises. Be sure to check out the
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