Can’t decide if you want to spend your money on a phone or a tablet? The Asus Fonepad makes the point moot, because it’s both. It looks like a 7 inch Android tablet (because that’s what it is), but the Fonepad can also make phone calls over a cellular network.
Asus unveiled the FonePad in February, promising it would eventually sell for about $249. And later this month it will go on sale in the UK for £180, which is pretty close to that target.
According to TechRadar, the Asus Fonepad will be available for pre-order from Amazon, Carphone Warehouse, and Sainsbury’s on April 12th, and will ship in the UK starting April 26th.
The tablet features a 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, a 1.2 GHz Intel Atom Z2420 processor, 1GB of RAM, and up to 16GB of storage.
It has a 1.2MP front-facing camera and a 3MP rear camera, built-in GPS and Glonass support, and up to 10 hours of battery life. The Fonepad supports WiFi and HSPA+.
Last I’d heard, Asus had no plans to offer the FonePad in the US.
via The Verge