BARCELONA: Day three at Mobile World Congress (MWC) and most companies have made their announcements for the show meaning the flood of new products soon becomes a trickle, leaving us more time to gets hands-on with the devices.
So, we began our day getting a hands on look at Asus Fonepad and Padfone devices. Asus unveiled the two phone-come-tablets at its press keynote on Monday.
Initially we thought the 7in "phone" Fonepad would be the more interesting of the two. This was because like its predecessors, the Infinity is a standalone smartphone that comes paired with a separate tablet dock (see below).
However, once we got our hands on the Padfone Infinity our sentiment quickly changed.
Running our opening tests we found the Padfone was a very nice device, with its powerful quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.7GHz processor and super crisp 5in 441ppi display, instantly winning us over.
Moving on we took a spin round LG's stand where we had a chance encounter with LG's new Tab Book LTE Windows 8 hybrid (pictured at the top of the screen).
The hybrid is interesting as unlike most convertibles, rather than having a detachable dock, the Tab Book has a physically attached keyboard that slickly slides out when you push a button on its left side.
Featuring a powerful Intel Processor and full version of Windows 8 we were impressed how well the Tab Book handled.
To our dismay the device isn't yet confirmed for a UK release, though the coy smile an LG spokesman on hand gave us when we asked if the company would consider bringing it to British shores gave us some hope.
Finishing our day we headed down to the exhibition centre to cover Click Software's talk about the enterprise benefits of HTML 5 applications, before finally collapsing in the press room for a well-deserved kip.
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