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Spider Phone, Spider Phone, does whatever a laptop, tablet or gaming handheld can

Spider Phone can turn into a laptop, tablet or gaming handheld

By Anthony Garreffa on Sep 5, 2011 09:00 pm CDT - 1 min, 0 secs reading time

KT, a Korean-based telecommunications provider has unveiled a concept smartphone that can morph into a gaming handheld, a tablet or even a laptop. Dubbed 'Spider Phone', the device can mimic the abilities of Motorola's Atrix or ASUS' Padfone. The device itself can connect to various accessories that expand its capabilities. There would be a laptop dock that adds a QWERTY keyboard, an extended battery, and USB ports for adding a mouse or an external hard drive, all whilst relying on the phone itself as a touchpad.

The tablet shell also includes its own battery, as well as featuring a 10.1-inch display while adding a few slate-friendly tweaks to the UI. Finally, the gaming dock is a simple cradle with a D-pad and buttons for those who want some serious Android gaming fun. The phone itself sports a dual-core Qualcomm processor clocked in at 1.5GHz, 16GB of internal memory, a 4.5-inch screen with a 1280x800 resolution, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 3-megapixel front-facing camera, Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread with a KT UI overlay.

The Spider Phone is set to launch in Korea sometime in either November or December, as for pricing - there's nothing available at the moment.

Spider Phone, Spider Phone, does whatever a laptop, tablet or gaming handheld can |
Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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