The ASUS Padfone, first announced and displayed at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2011, is the unconventional marriage of an Android smartphone and tablet. We take an exclusive first look at the latest iteration of the design which should hit retail stores in April…

A Quick History Lesson


ASUS first introduced the radical Padfone concept at COMPUTEX Taipei 2011 last year


The phone component of that initial non-working concept was based on an older Garmin-ASUS smartphone


Phone docked into a full-sized tablet


Mockup of the phone-tablet's Android operating environment


Several web sites since then have also reported unfounded rumors that the Padfone will be powered by Nvidia's Tegra 3 quad core SoC, which was quashed by ASUS later at CES 2012  when they revealed that it will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 8660 1.5GHz dual core in it