Well that’s a very suggestive title, but keep on reading and you’ll get what I mean. The concept behind Compufon has actually been around for a while now in one form or another. In essence the best example would actually be Motorola Atrix, which manages to achieve something similar to what this upcoming device is planning on doing, but this time around Compufon is actually doing it differently.
The device starts off as your everyday run of the mill smartphone, but that’s where the normal and usual part ends and where the fun begins. You can also buy for it something which resembles a tablet dock, that comes with a 10.1 inch display at a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. The smartphone actually fits into a small gap on the back of the “tablet”. When it’s connected like this, the device will be handled like a tablet as the smartphone is rumored to come with Android 3.0 Honeycomb as well. This mode will actually most likely charge the phone as the tablet will basically be just a screen and a battery to power it.
Sounds like fun until now, but you can go even beyond this by adding a case which has a keyboard of its own which can be then connected to the tablet and you’ll get a netbook. As I’ve said it previously, we’ve seen something along these lines with Motorola Atrix and now thanks to Compufon, we might be getting a general idea regarding the concept. Who knows, we might be getting more and more devices with such capabilities.
The device looks more than capable to tackle pretty much any challenge you might be throwing its way and I can safely say that I can’t wait to see these two new features being demoed by the company. As for now, Compufon is rumored to be launched sometime towards the end of 2011. Stay tuned for more!1