Asus PadFone Will Likely be Delayed Due to Qualcomm S4 Shortage

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  1. dgstorm

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    The Asus Padfone could end up being delayed. According to reports, the problem stems from a shortage of the Krait Snapdragon S4 chip from Qualcomm. The hybrid tablet/smartphone device was originally scheduled to launch sometime in April, although that time-frame is up in the air now. There is no word on why Qualcomm is experiencing shortages, although there is speculation. One theory is that the yields of the new architecture for the S4 are having trouble ramping up to high-volume production. The other is the ongoing rumor that Samsung will be running the S4 in the U.S. version of the new SGS3, and they have bought out the majority of Qualcomm's supply. We may know something more concrete tomorrow, since that is the launch date for the SGS3.

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    I didn't know this, but they are coming out with a laptop dock for the tablet.

    IMO, more companies need to do this. Considering, that most tablets are running the same hardware that the phones are. Just give us shells, and I'm happy.
     
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    Thats cause the S4 is top dog right now! Until the omap 5 comes out!
     
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    I really want this phone and prefer it over the sIII, but if it doesnt come out soon Ima cave and buy whatevers hype at the time