Asus India is out with its PadFone, a unique 3-in-1 device that can be a smartphone, tablet, as well as a netbook.
In standalone mode, the PadFone is a smartphone with a 4.3-inch 960 x 540 display running on Android 4.0. Combine it with a PadFone Station and it becomes a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 Android tablet with up to 63 hours talk time. Attach the Padfone Station Dock, and it is a netbook with battery life up to 104 hours, with access to USB ports and card reader. The device can reorient the display by itself when moving from the phone to tablet mode and vice versa.
It is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and comes with 1GB RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a 8-megapixel digital camera with Fuji image processor, F2.2 aperture and 5-element lens. A Bluetooth headset and a special stylus complete the picture.
While it sounds quite unique and interesting, at a price of Rs. 64,999, it may have a tough time finding many buyers.