Asus has announced a new twist on the tablet market. They didn’t just announce a 10.1 inch tablet like so many others have done. They announced a 10.1 inch tablet that consumes your Asus phone! Ok, so it doesn’t really consume it, but the tablet is powered by the phone. In fact, the tablet is nothing more than a larger screen, speakers, and battery. Everything else is inside the phone. So when you plug the phone into the slot on the back, it literally drives the tablet. The processor power and memory are all coming from the phone.
If this is going to be a success, then the phone needs to have enough power to drive that larger screen and enough storage for people to load it up with movies and video’s that they would want to use with the tablet. Unfortunately, the information we have right now is a little of the weak side when it comes to specs. Hopefully we will hear more about the inner workings in the weeks to come.
Overall, I like the concept – having everything on one device and being able to access it from a larger screen when required is awesome. However, there is something to be said for having two separate devices. Especially when you need to hand the tablet off to someone else, but want to keep using your phone. It will be interesting to see what the public thinks of this and how well it is received.
(Source = MobileBurn.com)