Compufon Is A Compu(ter) Fon(phone)
Compufon is an interesting device. We’ve had blends of tablet and smartphones before but this one literally adds the two together – and we mean literally. It is a smartphone that houses the processor and storage, that can be inserted into its tablet screen - that obviously houses the tablet sized display as well as a battery that can also charge the smartphone. To explain the ‘insert’ in another way, it’s just like when you insert a game cartridge into a Nintendo Gameboy… you remember! The two pieces of the single Compufon device actually depend on each other – the tablet half won’t function without the heart (processor) of the smartphone and after the smartphone half has had its fill playing lone-wolf, it’ll need to regain its strength (recharge its batteries) from the tablet half. Specs wise, the device is powered by a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor with 16GB of internal storage. The smartphone has a 4-inch screen with a resolution of 960 x 460 and has a 5-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front camera. The tablet display is 10.1-inches and has its own front camera (the inserted phone acts as the rear cam). The whole thang runs Android 3.0 Honeycomb and should be out in Q4 of this year. Compufon also comes with a case and a keyboard, which kind of makes it into a netbook – three in one! That’s pretty darn cool. Extra image after the break.