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ASUS Padfone 2

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Sam I Am, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Hmm. Not sure what I think about this. It does a somewhat of a cool factor though.

    [youtube]yjaZRKdyl4s[/youtube]
  2. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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  3. Jenky

    Jenky Well-Known Member

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    Can't view the video at work, but if the phone is docked, are you able to tether with the tablet? That'd be a big advantage.
  4. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    From what I can tell, it isn't two Android devices. It's one. The tablet is just a larger touch screen monitor of sort. So, when the phone isn't docked, I don't think the tablet actually operates. (I could be wrong, It was just announced over night in Italy.)

    While having two full devices would be cool, this definitely would make it cheaper to own both a tablet and a phone.
  5. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    I watched the video with my negative opinion already formed, but the more I watched, the more I could see me using something like this. I have always been a ASUS fan.

    That said, I anticipate Apple going after them for using "pad" in their product name. Not saying I support their would-be argument, just knowing the sad state of patent/trademark litigation these days.

    My only concerns would be 1) how safe is the phone screen and case from scratching while being inserted or removed or while docked, 2) how well will the phone stay locked in place after a year of daily use in the tablet, 3) will the tablet have additional battery power since it will have higher power requirements than a phone's battery can sustain compared to other tablets, 4) will the phone be usable as a phone while docked in the tablet and 5) will there be cases that protect the tablet and the phone while allowing easy insertion and removal of the phone.

    #reality
  6. SaltwaterServr

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    For a $1000 it better make breakfast. €799-899???
  7. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    That's the price of it? :laugh2:
  8. Meat-O-Rama

    Meat-O-Rama Vegetarians are so stupid.

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  9. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Wow, the video on that page really shows how cool that device actually is.

    That said, I still think a 10" display is a little large for me. I'm definitely happy with a 7" display. Not to big and not too small. I can read with it, play games, and it's even large enough to watch high def movies.
  10. Meat-O-Rama

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    Funny, I think it's what you're used to. Having started off with the original iPad, the idea of the smaller size of the nexus or the rumored iPad mini doesn't appeal to me. Had they started mini and gone maxi, I'd probably feel the other way around!
  11. Reality

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    No US release date has been announced .. other countries are getting it between now and the end of the year.

    #reality
  12. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt °¤~Cold Eternal~¤° Staff Member

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    That is a really cool product. Love the idea of it.

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