ASUS PadFone

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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ASUS PadFone leaks again: Tablet/Smartphone hybrid

ASUS PadFone leaks again: Tablet/Smartphone hybrid

As the ASUS leaksĀ coalesce ahead of Computex 2011, it looks increasingly likely that we'll see the ASUS PadFone, a hybrid docking smartphone/tablet combination, announced at the show. ASUS has kicked out a fresh slice of PadFone teaser image, but NotebookItalia has managed to find a more telling version showing what looks to be an Android handset resting on its companion slate.

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ASUS ‘Padfone’ Trademark Applied For Upcoming Tablet/Phone Combo

ASUS ‘Padfone’ Trademark Applied For Upcoming Tablet/Phone Combo

With the success of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer, the Taiwanese company is getting quite a lot of attention and excitement going for its next crop of mobile devices. For the upcoming Computex 2011 trade show, ASUS released a few teaser images to have us guessing. One of the images suggests a tablet and phone combo, and today we learn that it may be called the "Padfone."

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ASUS docking tablet/phone combo and 3D slate tipped for Computex

ASUS docking tablet/phone combo and 3D slate tipped for Computex

ASUS continues its pre-Computex teaser campaign, with signs of what could be two new and reasonably different tablets. As well as the new super-skinny Eee PC, there's the promise of "a tablet that jumps out at you" and the cryptic "pad or phone." The former may well be an indication of a 3D tablet, while the latter suggests a hybrid device with a phone that docks into a larger screen section.

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ASUS tablet tease tips new slate for Computex 2011

ASUS tablet tease tips new slate for Computex 2011

ASUS' last tablet teaser led to a mighty promising slate - the Eee Pad Transformer, in fact - so when the company previews its Computex line-up we stop and pay attention. The unnamed device is branded with the ASUSDesign studio name, and it looks like a lot more thought went into the styling compared to the somewhat blockish Transformer.

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