Posts tagged cell phone
Asus - PadPhone
What Asus is lacking their products name they more than make up for in enthusiasm. Just look at Chairman Jonney Shih. He is pumped about the PadPhone. And rightly so. It’s a tablet with a docking station for your smart phone. From the press release:
This convergent device combines a smartphone and a tablet computer into one symbiotic gadget that allows consumers to choose the screen size that best fits their activities while seamlessly sharing data and 3G internet access.
I totally understand the Atrix. It’s a cellphone that runs Android but if you dock it into a laptop shell it runs Linux and it keeps the state of everything as you move it from place to place and switch OS’s. Really awesome.
I’m not sure I totally get a phone that docks with a tablet. I understand that it’s a bigger device, but usually if I can’t accomplish a task with my phone it’s not because the screen is too small but because the platform is limiting. Maybe I want a keyboard to write a long email or I need to open and edit an Excel document. Or write an email with multiple attachments. iOS and Android don’t handle any of that too well and simply having a larger screen isn’t going to solve my problems.
That said, the more devices that we can attach our phones to the better. I’m glad more and more companies are making products like this. Check out Asus’ weird commercial for the device, embeded below.
I talked about this a bit during CES. But man the Atrix is a cool device. Moto just released this video and it really makes me want this. Having your phone with a dock attachment also be your computer is genius. This is how the future should work. display and keyboard shells are left at home and at work and you just connect your phone and everything is always in exactly the state you left it.
This is one of the coolest devices to come out of CES this year. It’s an Android phone that, when docked, runs a Linux experience as if it’s a desktop or laptop. And it saves your state when you switch OS’s so you don’t have to think about it. I love the idea of your computer scaling in size.