The entire digital intelligence is integrated in the smartphone, from the processor to the sim card for the mobile connection. If necessary, the cell phone can be docked to the back of the tablet computer and then display all content on the larger ten-inch screen.
In addition, additional interfaces such as a USB port can be used. Asus spokesman holger schmidt said in las vegas on monday (local time) that the padfone should be officially launched at the mobile world congress in barcelona – this mobile trade show takes place at the end of february. Date for market launch and price are not yet fixed.
Among the other CES innovations from asus are several tablet computers: the top model is the transformer 700T in 10-inch format, which combines the computing power of the quad-core tegra 3 processor from nvidia with a high-resolution display (1920 by 1200 pixels). It complements the transformer prime with the same processor and standard display, which can also be docked to a keyboard. Asus also releases a smaller 7 inch tablet. Both are expected to be available in the U.S. And china in the second quarter; prices are not yet known.