May 15 2010

Rumor: ASUS Netbook To Include a Slot-In 3G Mobile Phone

The line between a notebook and a netbook has long ago been blurred, and now the same trend may occur between a netbook and a smartphone!  ASUS is planning on launching an Eee PC netbook that will have mobile phone capabilities.  The phone part of the device will be built-in and will double as 3G connectivity as well.  This means that both devices would operate off the same SIM card.

The phone module is currently sold by Modu, an Israeli company.  The company also sells other shell devices that go along with their phone modules.  For example, Modu currently sells digital photo frames that can connect to the phone and display pictures that are taken from it.

According to Andrew Tse, the head of UK distributor Purely Gadgets, the netbook/phone combo is highly convenient, “If you don’t want to take the netbook out for the evening you just pull out the phone and take that.”  The release date is still unknown but we’ll keep you posted on any new developments about this awesome device.

Via TheInquirer.

Image via NetbookChoice.

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