Asus Annouces the Padfone Mini
Asus officially introduces the Padfone Mini! The Asus made Padfone devices are centered on a rather awesome idea. A tablet and a phone so in sync they can literally become one. The idea has spawned a few generations of Padfone and ultimately give a standard sized smart phone a tablet companion. The rear design of the tablet allows the smart phone to be docked in the tablet. This new category if you will ultimately brings a new view on the term ‘all in one’. Today however Asus has announced their latest version of the tablet phone, the Padfone Mini is now official.
Earlier in the month Asus started sending out invitations to the Taiwanese media for a Padfone Mini event that was slated to take place on December 11th. Well folks, the date has come and gone and today the world has gotten wind of the world’s fifth Padfone, the Padfone Mini! The Padfone Mini tablet is a 7 inch 1280×800 slate shaped docking station that allows a 4.3 inch smart phone to make a home in its back. Keep in mind the tablet is essentially powerless without the phone. The phone itself uses a quad-core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage to get its go. Additionally it can house two SIM cards as well as expandable micro SD memory options. Around back the fone offers up an 8 mega pixel camera with a few tricks up its sleeve as well as a 1500 mAh battery. The tablet also comes with a 2200 mAh battery that can be used to charge the smart phone! Asus reportedly has big plans for the Padfone mini as the company aims to sell 100k or more in a short nine months. The tablet is expected to fetch around $400 bucks in Taiwan. Additionally it is said Asus will be releasing a Padfone device to Asia, Europe, China and even the US. Recently Engadget.Com has gotten word from the companies CEO that Asus is working with a “big operator” in the US to bring a high end Padfone here stateside.
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