That would be kind of cool but if you are going to do that then you really want the modem to be able to be slid in and plugged in, and the reverse, and I think there may not be enough space in the L5 to do that. I’m thinking that it could work a bit like PCMCIA cards in ancient laptops.
That’s why I am suggesting that the L5 be able to be tethered - but this would mean that you have to take both devices with you.
The tablet itself could offer three options:
- comes with empty M.2 slot so that you can upgrade to the next option later on if you ever want to
- comes with populated M.2 slot where you order the modem at the time of ordering the tablet
- comes with no M.2 slot (would never have built-in mobile broadband - would have to use tethering) but the space that is freed up is used productively for a better spec on some other aspect
At this time the third option is highly speculative since we are just throwing around ideas.
The intention was the reverse … the tablet could be thinner than the phone because there is more real estate to play with. That’s what @Caliga said and I agreed with that as a possibility.