AT&T has once again released a video ad that touts the benefits of the ASUS PadFone X. Unfortunately, with 4 months having passed since its unveiling, the carrier is still quite mum on when its customers will be able to avail of this device's hybrid goodness.
ASUS unveiled the PadFone X at CES early this year as a hybrid smartphone/tablet that is itself a hybrid of some of the sizes its other PadFone devices bear. The main smartphone has a 5-inch 1920x1080 display but, instead of going for a 10.1-inch tablet dock, it used an unusual 9-inch display with a resolution of 1920x1200. But perhaps the most important revelation during is announcement is that the PadFone X wlll be landing in the US, exclusively from AT&T's catalog. This was later confirmed by AT&T who released a video detailing the specs of the device.
This new ad goes beyond the geeky aspects of hardware and briefly touches on what makes the PadFone X an interesting and potentially more useful device. In summary, a PadFone would give you all the benefits of the display size of a tablet when needed and the portability and handiness of a smartphone. Need to view or do something that requires a larger screen? Simply slide in the smartphone. Need to take a phone call? Slide it out again, instead of being forced to fumble around for earphones or, worse, use the tablet itself as a phone.Sure, it might have disadvantages, but it might beat needing to have 2 devices with you all the time.
Of course, all those benefits will practically be useless unless the device becomes officially available for purchase. The PadFone X also marks the line's official foray into the US market, so it will be interesting to observe if this unique form factor will get any traction in the country. Now if only it came with a keyboard dock like the first PadFones.
VIA: Android Central