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    News - ASUS Padfone blurs line between smartphone and tablet

    A phone, a tablet, a Padfone. There's a joke in there somewhere.
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    Re: News - ASUS Padfone blurs line between smartphone and tablet

    am i the only ne who thinks this is brilliant?

    I mean i dnt really want two mobile devices two mobile bills etc etc, i can only really use one at a time. Slotting the smaller one into a bigger more comfortable screen in the evening is, to me, ideal!

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    Re: News - ASUS Padfone blurs line between smartphone and tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    I mean i dnt really want two mobile devices two mobile bills etc etc, i can only really use one at a time. Slotting the smaller one into a bigger more comfortable screen in the evening is, to me, ideal!
    Why two mobile bills? You can tether any wifi tablet to most phones these days, just pay one phone bill.

    I think many people have been burned by devices like this in the past. Next year you want a new phone but then you'll have a tablet with a lot of dead weight inside (unused mobile screen,keypad,case) just so it can work.

    I also can just feel that next year (maybe even 6 months at this rate) the phone from Asus will be slightly larger or with slightly different connectors so you won't be able to use it with this tablet. So what happens if you drop the phone then? Bye bye tablet too?

    Then there's the fragility of that thing, the door looks a prime candidate for breakage or the array of connectors.

    Get a regular tablet and tether it. Much easier and you can pick the best of both worlds.

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    Re: News - ASUS Padfone blurs line between smartphone and tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by Gkpm View Post
    Why two mobile bills? You can tether any wifi tablet to most phones these days, just pay one phone bill.
    Indeed, this is something i do with my laptop on the train however most tablets don't offer the option of a USB port to charge your phone while your doing it and your power runs down pretty fast while running teather.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gkpm View Post
    I think many people have been burned by devices like this in the past. Next year you want a new phone but then you'll have a tablet with a lot of dead weight inside (unused mobile screen,keypad,case) just so it can work.

    I also can just feel that next year (maybe even 6 months at this rate) the phone from Asus will be slightly larger or with slightly different connectors so you won't be able to use it with this tablet. So what happens if you drop the phone then? Bye bye tablet too?

    Then there's the fragility of that thing, the door looks a prime candidate for breakage or the array of connectors.

    Get a regular tablet and tether it. Much easier and you can pick the best of both worlds.
    Connectivity should be pretty much standardized as it is on most phones now. Most use the micro USB for data and i would have thought if a separate connector is required for video, the micro HDMI would be quite good.

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    Re: News - ASUS Padfone blurs line between smartphone and tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    ...i can only really use one at a time...
    hmmm. perhaps. But then I'm sure i've been using my phone and my netbook at the same time. What happens if you are chatting on Facebook, for example, and a call comes in? I wonder how well that would be handled. I guess at the very least you would need a pair of headphone connected permanently or a BT head set paired to it all the time.

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    Re: News - ASUS Padfone blurs line between smartphone and tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    hmmm. perhaps. But then I'm sure i've been using my phone and my netbook at the same time. What happens if you are chatting on Facebook, for example, and a call comes in? I wonder how well that would be handled. I guess at the very least you would need a pair of headphone connected permanently or a BT head set paired to it all the time.
    very good point there i hadnt thought of that at all, you would almost be forced in to a trigger happy situation if you didnt have a headset and where out and about...

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