I hope that the Asus padphone is sucessful. The vendors seem to be a little slow in integrating things that belong together, probably because they want to make hay from individual devices as long as possible. (Remember how long in took for PDAs to be integrated with cell phones. It was long after it was obvious to thinking consumers that this should be done.)
Asus should be rewarded for taking this step forward.
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