The Asus Padfone with Tegra 3 will launch in early 2012


The Padfone, Asus’&#a hundred and sixty;memorably unveiled phone-inside-a-tablet, is reportedly going to be released at the Mobile World Conference in February next year. The conference, which is being held in Barcelona, will undoubtedly include a number of important announcements for tablet and smartphone aficionados, so don’t miss it.

The Padfone will reportedly not be coming a Qualcomm Krait S4; apparently the hardware has changed to Nvidia’s popular Tegra 3, the same chipset that powers the Asus Transformer Prime. The Padfone will be the first device of its kind on the market (although the Motorola Atrix could lay claim to being an earlier version of a combination phone and tablet), but other phones running Tegra 3 are also likely to be coming – the HTC Edge and (rumoured) HTC Zeta are two such phones. It’ll also face Tegra 3 competition in tablet space, with the HTC Quattro and an unnamed Lenovo tablet reportedly to be released with the same chipset.

For more information, check out the official Padfone page on Asus’ site.

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