Do you remember a point in time when phones (this was in an age where smartphones do not yet exist, and Nokia was sitting pretty atop the mobile phone market with their ginormous share) started to become smaller and smaller in size, and if I am not mistaken, Panasonic did carry the tag of having the smallest phone in the world at one point in time, while Nokia and their collection of 88XX handsets dominated the high end phone scene. Well, it seems that the opposite has happened with smartphones – the bigger they get, the better they are, with phablets making quite a splash recently. ASUS, a name that is associated with motherboards as well as an inkling of a US smartphone debut next year, is said to be working on an extremely thin tablet which will be revealed sometime down the road.
As at press time, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is the thinnest tablet in the market, measuring a mere 6.9mm thin, although Tech2 did report that ASUS will be churning out a tablet that is even thinner than that – we are talking about just 6mm thin. I would loathe to have something so thin, as placing it in my bag, I might forget that it is there and apply unnecessary pressure which could crack the screen if I am not careful.