AMNews: Asus Launches PadFone, One Million Samsung Galaxy S II Sold, iPad 2 Jailbreak Coming In Three Weeks

Asus' CEO, Jonney Shih, launched a ground breaking product yesterday, the PadFone, which combines a tablet and a Smartphone into one product. In a clear reference to Apple's head honcho, Shih joked that he won't take the call from Steve as the tablet rang on stage.

Microsoft has always had steady sales and the company reported good revenue even when the times were hard and the economy was crumbling. But now it seems that the tech giant is beginning to see its sales shrink with the culprit for this being the iPad.

Samsung has every reason to bring out the champagne and celebrate – its one millionth Galaxy S II has been sold in Korea and that too in just one month. This equates to one phone being sold every three seconds. To compare, the Galaxy S needed 70 days to reach the one million sales threshold.

Computer maker Hewlett-Packard has announced that the company has decided to expand the recall of Lithium-ion batteries used in HP and Compaq laptops. According to the company, it has decided to voluntarily recall 162,000 additional batteries. HP previously recalled 54,000 batteries in May 2010 and 70,000 batteries in May 2009.

p0sixninja is working very hard on developing the jailbreaking tools for the iPad 2 and his new creation should become available in "about three weeks", rumours suggest. The info was released on Twitter on Saturday by veeence. This is the same person who correctly anticipated the launch of an untethered jailbreak tool for iOS 4.3.1.