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Aug 13, 2012

TransPhone TP730 Smartphone/Tablet Hybrid




China, one of the largest smartphone markets in the world, is home of many handset manufacturers who are trying to copycat some of the most successful devices launched by renowned brands, such as Samsung, Nokia, Apple, HTC and other.

Datang Telecom is one such company, which is trying to bring its own product as a cheaper alternative of the Asus Padfone, on the Chinese market. Dubbed TransPhone TP703, Datang Telecom’s product is a smartphone/tablet hybrid, which is exclusively aimed at the Chinese market. We doubt that the company has the resources to bring this device to other markets, not to mention that it will have to compete with other devices available in those markets. TransPhone TP703 comprises a 3.5-inch smartphone and a 7-inch tablet, which are sold together for a price that has yet to be disclosed by the manufacturer. Little is known about the phone’s hardware configuration, though we’ve been confirmed that the handset is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and an Adreno graphics processing unit.

In addition, the phone’s battery should provide up to three days of standby time, up to 40 hours of talk time, or up to 73 hours of music playback. However, these numbers can only be achieved while the phone is inserted in the 7-inch tablet. The TransPhone TP703 measures 115 x 59.5 x 12.5mm, while the tablet is a bit larger (obviously). Both devices come with capacitive touchscreen displays, but this is the only information confirmed by Datang Telecom. While we wait for more details on the TransPhone TP703 to emerge, we suspect the hybrid will go on sale in China by the end of the month.

Even though there are no details on the pricing options, TransPhone TP703 should not be priced higher than $400 USD (325 EUR) outright. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter. via GSMInsider.

TransPhone TP703
Image credits to beareyes.com

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