Asus netbook with slot-in mobile phone on the horizon?

May 14, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Asus Eee PhoneAsus is apparently planning to launch an Eee PC netbook that will come with a built-in mobile phone. The phone will double as 3G connectivity for the device so that you have access to it whilst in the netbook and when you’re out and about you can just take the phone out and use that instead (this means you can use the same SIM card for both devices).

The phone module is already on sale from an Israeli company called Modu, who also provide a number of feature-phone shells that it can slot into. You can have a number of different shells depending on what you need i.e. one shell is in the form of a photo frame displaying pictures stored in the phone.

Andrew Tse, head of UK distributor Purely Gadgets, says that a Modu-equipped netbook follows a similar concept: “If you don’t want to take the netbook out for the evening you just pull out the phone and take that.” This approach will allow you simply to slot the phone into the netbook.

Via The Inquirer.


9 Responses to “Asus netbook with slot-in mobile phone on the horizon?”

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    May 14th, 2010 6:35 PM

    I don’t know if I see this working. I’ve never even heard of Modu before. Tho I very much like the idea of having more than one device in one like this. Maybe in the future there will be some kind of smartphone/smartbook device that is similar. They could even share more components than just the 3G modem then.

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