Amidst the hype surrounding the soon to be released Transformer 2 tablet, aka. Transformer Prime, Asus chairman Johnny Shih also reminded the AsiaD conference about the scheduled Q1 2012 launch of the Padfone, a smartphone that comes with a 10-inch tablet dock.
Previously presented in May as a concept device, the Padfone is a 4.3-inch touchscreen smartphone that has a 10-inch tablet dock. Unfortunately, no details regarding the device were mentioned except for the fact that it will run on Google's latest Android release, Ice Cream Sandwich.
This timeframe puts the Padfone just in time for CES 2012, so there is a good chance we'll see that one there.