What happens when you merge a smartphone with a tablet? You get the ASUS Padfone.

Evan Blass of

just posted some leaked photos that reveal one of the most interesting hardware ideas I have seen come to Android in awhile.*The Padfone is a combination of a normal Android smartphone and a tablet accessory (appears to be 10 inch)*that includes a special dock which completely consumes the phone when closed.

The concept is similar to what we saw from the
Motorola Atrix 4G

and its

accessory which were a major disappointment, so hopefully ASUS has a...