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ASUS Padfone Not Unique, Behold The TransPhone!

ASUS Padfone Not Unique, Behold The TransPhone!

We just talked about a copycat claim from AlwaysInnovating that emerged soon after the ASUS Padfone announcement, and now there looks to be another manufacturer that may look with disdain at ASUS's claim to a revolutionary new product. The concept of a tablet and phone hybrid certainly isn't completely new, as we've seen before in this fancy HTC Tube design concept. But, actual working prototypes didn't seem to exist until now.

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ASUS Padfone Copycat Accusations Begin with AlwaysInnovating

ASUS Padfone Copycat Accusations Begin with AlwaysInnovating

Here come the accusations! On our very own site we've heard the first scream of "how dare you!", directed straight at ASUS who today have announced their radically innovative Padfone, a combination of tablet and phone that hereto had never been heard of by anyone! Or had it? A group by the name of AlwaysInnovating has tossed the first rock at ASUS noting that their concept by the name of "Smart Book", a device which appears at first glance to be a combination of two ASUS products: the Padfone and the Eee Pad Transformer.

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ASUS Padfone: Twice as appealing or doubly-dumb?

ASUS Padfone: Twice as appealing or doubly-dumb?

Maybe it was too many Transformers toys when I was younger, or because I have a frustrated engineer inside me, but I - like plenty of others - can't take my eyes off the ASUS Padfone. The new tablet/smartphone hybrid, fresh (after a leak or two) to Computex 2011 this morning, taps into a geeky, childish "slot this gadget into that gadget and make it better overall" mindset that also left us jonesing for an ATRIX after CES. Question is, after the lust fades, does the reality the Padfone offers actually bear up?

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ASUS PadFone runs IE8? [Video gaffe]

ASUS PadFone runs IE8? [Video gaffe]

ASUS is mighty proud of its PadFone, but it seems in its hurry to get the prototype ready for Computex 2011 this week, some of the more unusual features have gone unmentioned: namely, the fact that Internet Explorer 8 apparently runs on the tablet. In what we're guessing is a mockup accident, the new ASUS "Behind the Scenes" video showing the PadFone's design journey shows Microsoft's IE8 getting some surfing playtime, where we'd normally expect to see the regular Android Honeycomb browser.

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ASUS PadFone revealed

ASUS PadFone revealed

ASUS has been running quite the little teaser campaign, but the ASUS PadFone has leaked out somewhat ahead of schedule. Set to be launched at Computex 2011 tomorrow morning, the PadFone consists of an Eee Pad Transformer style slate with a section at the back that opens up to accept a smartphone. Once docked - with what looks to be HDMI and USB ports slotting into the side of the handset - the tablet offers a lot more screen real-estate and, we're guessing, a fair chunk of added battery life.

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