ASUS Padfone all set for Mobile World Congress unveiling

At CES, I saw the ASUS Padfone, but it was in a plexiglass display. The reason was that it wasn’t the final design. I was told the final version would be ready for an announcement soon, and it looks like “soon” is going to be here on February 27 in Barcelonia at Mobile World Congress. We first saw this baby last May, but here we are 8 months later with nothing official. ASUS has made a lot of changes so what we saw last year will not be the same as what we will see next month. I actually love this concept as I wrote about the idea last April when I questioned the need for tablets.

One bummer is that those of us in the U.S. probably won’t see a release anytime soon. In talking with ASUS reps there was no deals with any U.S. carriers, and it didn’t appear like that would change anytime soon. I would like to hear from you guys  – what do you think of the concept? Assuming the tablet part wouldn’t be over priced, does it make sense to you?

Here’s a quick look from Netbooknews, which is the older design, but shows the concept and Ice Cream Sandwich:

source: MoDaCo
via:  pocketnow

About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.