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Hands-on with the ASUS Padfone smartphone/tablet combo

Video by Dan Seifert on Wednesday March 07, 2012.

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ASUS has been talking about its Padfone smartphone and tablet combo device for a long time, but it has finally locked down a final hardware design and was showing it off at Mobile World Congress. The phone section of the Padfone has a 4.3-inch, qHD Super AMOLED display with bright and vibrant colors and great viewing angles. It is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The phone then docks into the back of the tablet portion of the Padfone, which has a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 pixel display and extended battery that can charge the phone's battery. The tablet is powered by the phone's processor, and provides users with the tablet version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Finally, the tablet portion can then dock into a keyboard dock, effectively making the Padfone a full laptop. ASUS expects to bring the Padfone to market in April, but it has not announced pricing at this time.

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