Do you still remember the existence of the Asus PadFone? Yes, that rather unwieldy device that allows you to use it as a smartphone at times, and also as a tablet, but the idea itself did not really catch on since the past two years. In fact, it would be phablets that seem to do the trick instead, as evidenced by the huge global success of the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note as well as its sequel, and soon to come, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Well, word has it that the most recent patent registered by Samsung dropped hints that Samsung would be working on a device like the Asus PadFone, and we are keen to see the finished product, naturally.
The patent blueprint that you can see above shows that Samsung has every intention of including a smartphone on the back of this particular tablet, and the smartphone itself can be slid into the back of the tablet whenever you want to use it as a tablet, which is not too far off the mark from where the Asus Padfone. Perhaps with Samsung’s marketing machine, they might be able to make more of a success out of this than Asus’ efforts, or the market right now could be the right time for such a device to roll out.