Asus has shipped nearly a million of its PadFone 2 hybrid smartphone tablets since the product launched three months ago, according to Taiwanese supply chain sources.
The sales figures, published by DigiTimes, suggest Asus’ PadFone 2 could have outsold Microsoft’s Windows RT-based consumer Surface tablets.
SmartCompany recently reported one leading analyst predicting Microsoft has sold around a million of its consumer-targeted Surface RT tablets during the quarter, with IDC tipping sales as low as 900,000.
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The PadFone is an Android smartphone that can be docked inside a 10.1 inch tablet screen known as the “PadFone Station”, which in turn can be docked in a keyboard dock in a manner similar to many Windows tablets.