We haven’t heard much about the Asus Padfone since May, when the device was officially presented to the world. Initially, the Padfone was supposed to be released in mid-2011, but that obviously didn’t happen. That’s because Asus changed its plans regarding the handset, and now it looks like the company will launch it at MWC 2012 (February 27 – March 1).
According to Engadget and Netbooknews, the Asus Padfone will include better specs than the ones originally announced: it will have a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor – just like the Asus Transformer Prime tablet (which should make its debut in the US later this month).
I think there are considerable chances for the Padfone to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich from day one, especially since we’re hearing HTC is also readying quad-core Android ICS smartphones and tablets for MWC 2012.
The Asus Padfone will come with a complementary tablet (10 inch screen) to which it can be docked. Both the handset and the tablet will be able to use data from a single SIM card. Well, we’re looking forward to seeing the Padfone at MWC next year.