Asus sent out invitations to the press this morning for an event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month that will see the long gestating Padfone possibly finally coming to the masses.
First spotted last May, the Padfone is essentially two devices in one: A 4.3-inch screen handset that can dock inside a 10-inch tablet that it powers. You basically get the best of both worlds, but at the times you see fit.
Why this device has taken so long is the real mystery, but out first assumption would be that Asus was waiting for the release of Ice Cream Sandwich which is supposed to merge the OS forks for phones and tablets. And to be honest, if that first info hasn’t come out so long ago, we wouldn’t even be thinking about this.
We’ll be at Mobile World Congress to bring you all the information and details on the Padfone and all of the other products announced at the show.