During today’s ASUS event in Barcelona at MWC 2012, the company unveiled not only the Transformer Pad 300 Series product, but also the Infinity series and the PadFone, that has been in the making for ages now (over a year). Luckily we got some hands on quality time with the device, that’s available for you all to drool at. And what a device this is! It combines the functionality of a handset with the one of a tablet and laptop keyboard, for a total experience.

There’s even a Bluetooth headset/stylus thrown in the mix, used to answer calls and scribble on the display of the slate. The smartphone is inserted into a special niche into the tablet and instanly plugs in and gives us the full screen Android 4.0 experience. The PadFone Station slate multiplies the battery of the handset 5 times and the dock multiplies by 9. The hands-on video here was provided by our editor Zsolt, also reporting for Mobilissimo.ro. Now let’s the specs of this unique phone:

  • Dimensions: 129 grams weight, 9.2mm thickness
  • CPU: Snapdragon S4, 1.5GHz dual core, Adreno 225 GPU
  • Memory: 16/32/64GB, 1GB LPDDR2 RAM, microSD slot
  • Connectivity, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, WCDMA, HSPA+, AGPS
  • Display: 4.3 inch Super AMOLED, 960 x 540, Gorilla Glass with HCLR Film
  • Camera: 8MP, F2.2 aperture, autofocus, LED flash, front VGA camera
  • Battery: 1520 Li-Ion

The PadFone station brings an extra two full USB ports, a 10.1 inch 1280 x 800 pixel display and uses the 8MP camera from the handset. There’s also a 24Wh battery in the mix, quality speakers and a comfortable design, that’s 13.5mm in thickness. The station weighs 724 grams and you can see it in the video below taking over the video playback from the phone in mere seconds and continuing it at full volume. The stylus headset is also shown and the ability to place calls is mentioned as well. Quite a detailed little video this one: