Let’s face it – Asus has emerged as one of the most innovative Android tablet makers with their Eee Pad Transformer selling like hot cupcakes in December. The Padfone looks as a promising device too, and I’m sure I won’t be the only one lining up to grab one the second it’s released.
All said, I’m kinda surprised other OEMs are still pushing the “plain vanilla” tablets to the market. This is not to say we don’t need such products — however, we also need some innovation. Merging smartphone functionality with tablet’s big screen is one such innovation and that’s why we like the Padfone. All said, here’s what we actually need:
A smart tablet case for our smartphones!
We may don’t need a dedicated tablet device but a “smart case” with big screen and battery that would “swallow” our smartphone and use its processor and connectivity, while beaming the screen content to the big screen. Asus figured this out and now it’s time for accessory (and LCD screen) makers to figure it out, too. As a result, they should be able to release different kinds of these “smart cases” for different smartphone models. What’s more – not everyone likes 10-inch tablets – there should be different screen sizes, as well.
I think that’s an awesome idea. What do you say?