TransPhone Combines Smartphone and Tablet; Officially on Shelves Now

September 27, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Remember the ASUS Padfone? Yes, the device that combined the concept of a smartphone and a tablet together. Now, China Union Branch had announced a similar idea earlier and now that idea has taken shape.

For those who are not familiar with what we are talking, the smartphone-tablet combo features a flat panel display, and a dock in the rear where the smartphone goes in. The panel has a large screen and your smartphone can get charged after being inserted into the dock.

Now back to China, where the TransPhone and TransPad are now on shelves. You can have the gadgets shipped free to anywhere in the world, although the free shipment is a limited offer.

The TransPhone features a 3.5-inch screen, while the TransPad has a 7-inch screen. You can use any TransPhone with any other TransPad or vice-versa.

The TransPhone runs Android 2.3.5, and is powered by SnapDragon S1. Inside, the device carries a 512 MB ROM and a 512 MB internal RAM along with 32GB Class 10 MicoSD card.

The touchscreen display is multi-touch TFT LCD with a resolution of 800 x 480. Then there’s the usual package of GSM / GPRS / Edge 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G: WCDMA 1900/2100 HSDPA, and Bluetooth 2.1 and WIFI (IEEE 802.11 n/b/g).

The TransPhone and TransPad together will set you back by $429.99. If you pay up $140, you can get an additional TransPad, while you can get an additional TransPhone for $379.

A Family Pack available for purchase, which includes 2 TransPhones and TransPads + 1 extra TransPad + 1 extra Charger at a price of $999, while a Business Pack includes10 TransPhones and TransPads + 5 extra TransPads + 5 extra Chargers for $4499.

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