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Asus Padfone release date comfirmed

Asus confirms Padfone release date
Get ready for a tablophone resolution

Fusion-fans will be overjoyed to hear the Asus Padfone release date has finally been unveiled.

Jonney Shih, Asus Chairman, took to the stage at AsiaD to confirm that the tablet and phone combination will be launched in Q1 2012.

He also stated that Ice Cream Sandwich would indeed also be on board the tablet-phone combination, which is something of a blessing given that many phones will be running or about the run Android 4.0 when the phone is launched.

In fairness to Shih, this isn't really anything new - Asus promised to deliver the Padfone in 'early 2012' when the phone was launched in June this year and it seems that promise is holding.

All in one

In case you need a reminder, the Padfone is an Android-based 4.3-inch smartphone capable of turning itself into a tablet with a handy 10.1-inch touchscreen dock.

Plus it also featured one of our favourite product unveilings in the world, which you can check out here:

We're certainly intrigued by the concept of a phone and a tablet together, if not quite excited... but it doesn't sound like too long to wait until you'll be reading our first joint phone and tablet review.

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Gareth Beavis

Global Editor-in-Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.