Looks like ASUS is gearing up to announce the second iteration of its Turducken phone, the Padfone. A save the date for October 16th was sent out this morning to numerous Italian blogs, highlighting a dual-announcement - one in Milan, Italy, and another in Taipei, Taiwan, which is where ASUS is headquartered.


We haven't heard much about this updated phone-in-a-tablet-in-a-laptop before now, but rumor has it that a quad-core processor should be powering the device this go around.

Other than that, there are literally zero details about this next-gen phone/tablet/laptop hybrid, but we'll get all the goods soon enough.

[Notebook Italia, AndroidWorld.it]

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  • adi19956

    I was still waiting for the original, but I'll get this instead

  • http://twitter.com/Niki_Sk Nikolay Suknyarov

    If it has Ubuntu for Android I am sold. :D
    I really hope that Google could come with similar idea to Ubuntu for Android or at least offer desktop mode in some sort.

  • http://www.facebook.com/geoff.baysinger Geoff Baysinger

    Quad-core or at least dual-core Krait ... + LTE ... and at LEAST 1 GB RAM and I'm sold. Especially if they can get a good display (hopefully not pentile) and 2GB RAM on it. I'd pay the required $ for such a product. I have no faith in it happening though. Oh, and it has to be sold in the U.S. or at least have strong English support. Who am I kidding?

  • http://www.facebook.com/princesation Prince Dela Cruz

    Did the first one ever make it to the US?

  • Tyler Chappell

    Really? The Padfone 2? It was so easy to forget that the first one even existed. Since I haven't heard anything about it for months, I assume it was a bit of a flop....

  • Shawn Suther

    Sadly, after my Transformer Prime (tf201) experience, not sure I'll be revisiting ASUS for my tablet needs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thattrunkmonkey Renato Varga

    Why did the first one never come to the US? I really wanted one (now this one), since I had a meh android phone and used my TF101 for classes, the Padfone would've been perfect for me, but it never came to the US.