ASUS has announced the launch of its Padfone, a unique three-in-one device that can be used as smartphone, tablet, as well as a netbook. Though, the PadFone is a regular smartphone with a 4.3-inch 960×540 display that runs Android 4.0.3. However, after Combining with a PadFone Station it transforms into a 10.1-inch 1280×800 Android tablet with up to 63 hours of talk time. When Padfone paired with its Station Dock, it becomes a netbook with extended battery life up to 104 hours and access to card reader and USB ports.
Padfone offers seamless transition between standalone and docked modes, where most of applications are automatically enhanced with their display layouts adjusted to suit the screen. With the help of this device, users can connect the PadFone to the PadFone Station while halfway through typing and email. In addition to that, Padfone also enables users to to resume the game where it stopped so that they can immediately continue playing that game without having to start all over again.
After docking, the Padfone Station uses the Padfone’s 3G connection for internet access allowing users to use a single data plan for both devices. The Padfone Station also offers its own keyboard dock to meet the needs of more frequent users.
The price of Padfone is Rs. 64,999 and the device boasts of a Super AMOLED HD display and is powered by dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and comes with 1GB RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a 8-megapixel digital camera with Fuji image processor, F2.2 aperture and 5-element lens.