Asus Padfone coming early 2012 with Tegra 3 and Ice Cream Sandwich

Daniel Bader

December 6, 2011 12:44pm

There are some things that just don’t want to be kept secret, and during a recording of the Engadget Podcast, one of the guests, Nicole Scott from told listeners that everyone can expect the highly unusual and tablet-hiding Asus Padfone to finally become available early 2012.

For those who don’t remember, and we don’t blame you if you don’t, the Padfone debuted in May 2011 at the same time as the yet-unseen tablet dock, and at the time was rumoured to have a Tegra 2 processor inside. Then, it changed to being a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset, but that’s been replaced with the quad-core Tegra 3 solution.

In all, when the Padfone does finally debut sometime next year, it will either be welcomed as a saviour of tablet solutions, or as a pretty cool gimmick. We’ll have to see it in action to decide for ourselves.

Source: Engadget

  • Beso

    debuted in May 2012 … dont you mean May 2011 lol xD

    • M

      It’s a hint bro, May 2012.

  • Eric

    Now that’s a great looking phone!

  • SteelePunk

    Can you PM me the lottery numbers for May 2012 please? Thanks.

  • Rob

    Need to go back to the future for that one. maybe if it downloads at 88 mbps?

  • BM

    padphone name is just WRONG. Maybe in Taiwanese it works out but not here!!!

  • saffant

    competing with the note? Good luck with that.

  • cybik

    WHY must Tegra3 be announced everywhere? Now I’m torn between this and a Transformer Prime! 🙁

    Oh wait. With the going rarity, I’ll be able to sell the Prime at a profit and buy this…