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#83910 23-May-2011 23:22
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http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/23/asus-gets-computex-2011-started-early-with-a-tablet-teaser/


tablet + phone?
tablet + phone that transforms into Lazerbeak?



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  #473234 24-May-2011 00:03
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Would be cool if it is what I have been wanting for a while . . . Phone that docks into tablet when larger screen required.

 
 
 

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  #473235 24-May-2011 00:07
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^OMG scott, you stole my thunder! My thoughts exactly! Like a mobile phone space station :)

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  #473236 24-May-2011 00:09
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we already have motorola atrix with lapdock. so i am not surprised if asus came out with 'tabdock' / 'paddock' / 'padstation'



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  #473237 24-May-2011 00:10
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scottjpalmer: Would be cool if it is what I have been wanting for a while . . . Phone that docks into tablet when larger screen required.


Some phones already have the support for the USB mouse, Bluetooth mouse/keyboard and HDMI monitor. So adding a dedicated 'dock' isn't such a big step.


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  #473261 24-May-2011 07:18
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Perhaps some accessories for the Eee Pad Transformer. ;) The official sleeves are MIA.

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  #473577 24-May-2011 18:53
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I can sort of see the point in having a tablet sized dock for a phone but then if you are going to have to carry a dock of tablet size why not just have a tablet?

I can't see the price being a LOT less than the tablet itself, the ASUS pricing for the transformer is already fairly cheap compared to the competition.



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  #475080 28-May-2011 11:59
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---I can sort of see the point in having a tablet sized dock for a phone but then if you are going to have to carry a dock of tablet size why not just have a tablet?
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Very good point. When you start combining everything into one device, it may be good at those functions but not great, whereas the individual dedicated items are better.

Best to have a complete device such as a phone or tablet, but add some functionality if cost effective.

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  #475670 30-May-2011 09:32
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  #476003 30-May-2011 22:35
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hmm........is that a keyboard that is docked to the tablet i wonder?

or are they just using the Eee pad as a reference size to the padfone?

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  #476013 30-May-2011 22:48
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There are official press photos and stuff out now, it is still a mockup/prototype so the final product is still a while away.

I like the look/sound of the ultra thin laptop too, and the MeeGo netbook, both announced today.

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  #476015 30-May-2011 22:51
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urban: hmm........is that a keyboard that is docked to the tablet i wonder?

or are they just using the Eee pad as a reference size to the padfone?


No sign of any keyboard docking ports on the tablet, or flash on the phone camera :-/

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