An unannounced Asus Mobile Keyboard Dock called the PF-06 showed up at the FCC this week, and it could point to a new Asus Padfone model that lets your phone transform into a tablet… or a notebook.

Asus PF-06

The original Asus Padfone was a smartphone that you could slide into a 10 inch tablet dock when you wanted a bigger screen. An optional keyboard dock also let you use the system like a notebook. But the last few Padfone devices from Asus have been phone/tablet hybrids… with no keyboard option.

Now it looks like the keyboard is making a comeback.

The PF-06 documents don’t tell us much about the upcoming phone or tablet dock. But the user manual clearly states that the dock is designed to be used with a Padfone. The keyboard layout also includes Home, Menu, and Back buttons, which make it pretty clear that the dock is designed for use with an Android device rather than a Windows tablet.

There’s a small battery in the keyboard dock, but the 450mAh battery is designed to power the Bluetooth keyboard itself, not to extend the run time of your Padfone.

via Mobile Geeks


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2 replies on “Asus PF-06 keyboard dock hints at a netbook-sized PadFone”

  1. so you dock your phone in the tablet and then the tablet in the keyboard. it sounds interesting, kind of like they are combining all of their android products into one

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