Pictures of the Padfone, one of the four devices set to be announced later at Computex by Asus during a press conference, have emerged online.
The teaser reads "Pad or Phone? How about both?". The Padfone, says Pocketnow, will merge a tablet and a smartphone. More specifically, the phone will dock into a tablet.
The tablet, which carries the "asusdesign" stamp, will be available both in copper and in black and will take over the smartphone's hardware - including the camera - once docked, not unlike what Motorola did with its Lapdock station for the Atrix 4G.
We're not sure whether the smartphone will be a new one although Pocketnow mentions Garmin as the hardware partner.
From the photos published by the site, one can see a rather thick bezel, USB port, a front facing camera as well as a proprietary connector.
We also expect the smartphone to be powered by the same Nvidia Tegra 2 that equips the Transformer, 1GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB onboard storage, Wi-Fi, optional 3G and an HDMI port.
The Asus Padfone will be pitched against the company's own Eee Pad Transformer which costs around £450 and comes with that distinctive keyboard docking station.