The ASUS Padfone was being teased for some time and was recently unveiled at Computex 2011 as a one of its kind technology. The Padfone is an innovative mobile docking tablet for ASUS phones where users can use their mobiles on tablets for charging. However, according to tech website Engadget, a similar concept was announced in the form of CMIT's TransPhone three days before the Padfone was officially announced, so technically being the first mobile docking tablet.

TransPhone was announced three days before Padfone

TransPhone was announced three days before Padfone

Like the Padfone, the TransPhone also includes a docking port for smartphones. However, the similarity stops there with each having its own unique features and design. The TransPhone reportedly features a slide-in smartphone dock, a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor and SVGA display, along with USB and HDMI ports. No word is available on what operating system the Transphone is running as of yet. The Padfone runs on an Android Honeycomb for the Tablet and Android 2.3 Gingerbread for the Smartphone. The other features of the Padfone are  3G connectivity and dual-cameras.

No further word is available on pricing or when the TransPhone will be officially launched in the market, whereas the Padfone is expected to be launched by the end of 2011.

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