Padfone 2 finally launched
What is more, it has had a rather warm welcome by mobile experts who have been waiting for quite a long time to get their hands on the device.
For those who have not heard of the Asus Padfone, basically it is two-devices in one: a smartphone that docks inside a second device to create a larger tablet.
The dockable smartphone possesses a 4.7-inch screen and also features a 13-megapixel camera. This can apparently shoot around six photos per second and can also record full HD video. There is also a 1.2-megapixel front facing camera for video calls via Skype.
Commentators also say that the device could also be a competitor to the Galaxy SIII, as on board it features what has been described as a rather zippy quad-core 1.5GHz processor.
As a tablet, the resolution is said to be very good at 312ppi. This means that videos, photos and other items such as web sites should be crystal clear.
What makes the Padfone different from tablets and smartphones is that it has managed to combine the two technologies into one item, with the smartphone being able to be used independently. When necessary, it can be linked up – or ‘docked’, to use the technical term – so that the gadget becomes a normal tablet.
Perhaps more importantly, during tests experts found that the smartphone could not be dislodged when locked inside the tablet, even after shaking the machine.