First off, Asus have confirmed that the PadFone is coming. The PadFone is an Android tablet that’s powered by a smartphone docked deep inside. In other words, take the phone out of your pocket when you get home and onto the sofa, clip it into the back of your tablet and you’re running something new.
We have an Asus Tranformer Prime TF201 at home. It’s pretty cool. Since it lives on wifi most of the time there’s no real issue with the devices GPS’ challenges. Being able to dock it into the keyboard makes a lot of sense.
As it happens, in this video demo of an early production and still buggy Asus PadFone we’re told that it will be able to dock wit the TF101 Transformer keyboard. That’s the keyboard for the first Transformer. Here’s hoping that by the time the the PadFone does come out, and if there’s any difference between the Transformer keyboards, that the PadFone will be able to dock with the latest version.
This means you’ll have a smartphone that can dock into a tablet which, in turn, can then dock into a keyboard.