Asus Padfone arrives, comes with Android 4.0

Asus Padfone arrives, comes with Android 4.0

Asus has finally launched the Asus Padfone after months of teasing and explains to the world that not only is it a phone and a tablet, but a netbook too – which in TechRadar terms, means it's a phonenetlet

Unveiled at MWC 2012, the Asus Padfone has a 4.3-inch display – Super AMOLEDqHD quality – is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core processor and there's an 8MP camera on-board, including by some Fujifilm technology.

We had a play with the Padfone, you can see how we got on with it in our first look video:

Headset or pen?

The device uses Android 4.0 and expands into a 10.1-inch tablet when you dock it into the Padfone Station. Once docked, the battery power is multiplied by five.

If you don't fancy transforming the Padfone into a tablet, then it can also be a netbook. All you need for this is an optional keyboard dock and the Padfone Station.

Plug this in and you essentially have a netbook, or a UMPC depending on which way you swing when it comes to computing technology.

And if that wasn't enough, there's also a Bluetooth stylus for the Padfone, which also a headset. Yes, a headset – we would prefer it to turn into a robot but you can't have everything.

The Asus Padfone UK release date is April, with pricing to be announced.