We have seen a lot of Android smart phones today that are transforming themselves into smaller tablets, for example, the Samsung Galaxy Note and now the Samsung Galaxy Note II. Asus, on the other hand, went a step forward and released a smart phone which could sit inside a tablet and give life to the tablet. You are right, I’m talking about the Asus PadFone. The 4.3 inch device can be “installed” into the bundled tablet shell, which could then be used as a tablet, utilizing the tablet’s big screen instead of the phone’s smaller screen.
Asus might have thought this would be a revolution, but it didn’t happen so. With the same hope, the company has come up with the second edition of the device, called the Asus PadFone 2, and it will soon be releasing the device. Now, when companies want to announce or invite journalists to an event, they usually want to hide the details of the products which they are going to announce. And these details include the name of the device itself. But Asus has clearly mentioned that the event which it will be hosting in Milan and Taipei simultaneously, will have the PadFone 2 as the centre of attraction, or attention.
The invitation shows off a part of the smart phone, and that is all the detail we have about the device. But recently leaked benchmarks give us an indication that the smart phone might play host to a quad core Snapdragon S4 processor, which is kind of the standard these days.
The first version of the device came with a hybrid stylus which could not only be used to make annotations, but also to speak on a voice call. It is to see what new features the hybrid stylus will bring with it in the second version of the device.