Windows 8 Padfone rumors are out there

We are obviously going to know a lot more about the future of the Asus Padfone on the October 16th press conferences. It does appear that there aren’t any shortages of rumors. The latest scuttlebutt suggests that a Windows 8 Padfone may be coming. Would that be a Padfone 3? Who knows.

In reality it makes a lot of sense for Asus to release a Windows Padfone. They have created the design for the product, so why stick with just one OS when they can offer the same product to Windows or Android users? If as rumors suggest that the Padfone 2 is geared towards a high-end user, that suggests to me the business market. If that’s the case, a large majority of businesses are setup with Windows. A Windows Padfone makes a lot of sense if you think of it that way.


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  1. billy September 25, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    this cant be done, cause there is one o.s for the phone (windows phone 8) and one for the tablet (windows rt) If you run the rt on the phone you will not be able to call, if you use winodws phone on the tablet, you will not have a tablet o.s cause wp8 is only designed for phones. On the otherhand, android is the same on phones and tablets so it just turns to tablet mode and voila, padfone is here 🙂

    • Webmaster September 25, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

      Thanks for your comment. Great point. I wonder though what Microsoft might create that will enable true cross platform compatibility. I think their future success needs to have mobile and PC crossover. My fingers are crossed in hopes that Asus and Microsoft have something in the near future that can make it happen.

    • Padfan September 28, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

      I understand your comment about MS PH8, but it is my understanding that the Android OS for the padfone phone and the padfone tablet are different (?). That is one of the complaints by reviewers/users; even though the transition is smooth.

    • jokkern April 3, 2013 at 2:37 pm #

      And now there will be Windows 8.1 where Windows RT will dissaper.
      So there will only be windows phone 8 and windows 8(8.1(Blue)).
      So this is now possible becuse you can configure an app like skype to go throught the simcard. So why not try to make an Padfone with Windows on it?

  2. Marc Schattorie September 26, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

    And what’s your source?

    • Webmaster September 26, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

      Thanks for visiting and posting. Source? What I can say is that’s lost in translation which is why you don’t see any links. You can believe or disbelieve. These are “rumors” which run a credibility rating of anywhere from zero to 100 on a scale, with 100 being the most believable. If information doesn’t come directly from Asus, then it’s all just rumor and speculation. That said, given Intel’s interest in getting into the smartphone business it’s not far fetched. Intel and Microsoft are bedfellows. I personally would never underestimate what Asus is able to pull off or bring to market.

  3. anon November 14, 2012 at 12:55 am #

    There is no fundamental difference between a phone and a tablet with the exception that the former can make calls. Windows Phone 8 can run on a tablet, or in other words a 7-11″ phone.

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