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: