Quad core Asus Padfone to be launched at MWC 2012. Maybe with Android Ice Cream Sandwich?
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.