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Asus prototype Padfone
Asus has unveiled a prototype hybrid mobile computer that marries a 4-inch Android smartphone and 10-inch tablet display for tasks requiring a larger screen.
The hybrid — known as the Padfone — essentially sees the tablet device acting as a 'dumb', processor-less display for the smartphone. It does, however, include a front-facing camera for video calling.
The handset component of the combo device, shown off at Computex 2011 in Taipei on Monday, docks neatly inside the rear of the tablet section, resulting in a slight bulge at the back. Once docked, data connectivity and internal storage space are provided by the handset.
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