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A Screen for Every Occasion

April 24, 2012

With the PadFone smart phone, there’s no need to sync files and applications between a phone, a tablet, and a laptop, or to buy three separate devices at all. The Android phone slips into a larger screen, powering it as a tablet: the system will automatically let you continue working with whatever application you were using at the time you docked the phone. The screen, in turn, can be plugged into a keyboard, which doubles as an additional battery pack.

Product: PadFone
Cost: N/A
Availability: Fall 2012
Source: www.asus.com
Companies: Asus

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