Asus FonePad announced, packs 3G & voice calling

To go on sale in March, starting $249

Asus has taken the wraps off its first Intel-powered Android tablet at MWC today. Dubbed as Asus FonePad, the tablet comes with in-built 3G and voice-calling support.

Asus FonePad features a 7-inch display, Android 4.1, 1GB RAM, and Intel Atom Z2420 processor. The tablet also packs 3MP rear camera, 1.2MP front camera, 8/16GB of internal storage, and microSD card slot. Asus is planning to launch different versions of the tablet in Europe and APAC region, which will have slightly different specs.ASUS_Fonepad

“It is ideal to have a larger screen with entertainment, social media and other online activities now playing an increasingly important part in our mobile lifestyles,” said Jonney Shih, ASUS Chairman. “The incorporation of 3G mobile data with full telephony support makes the Fonepad the perfect combination of a tablet and phone in one single device.”

Asus has also pre-loaded several apps on the Fonepad: Floating App for easy management of running apps and simpler multi-tasking; SuperNote lite for handwritten notes and drawing; and WebStorage Office Online for Microsoft Office-compatible document editing on the move.

Asus FonePad will go on sale next month starting $249 in APAC. The tablet will be priced starting 219 euros in Europe, where it will be available in April.

Asus FonePad key features

  • 7-inch IPS display with1280x800p resolution
  • 1.2 GHz Intel Atom Z2420 processor
  • Android 4.1
  • 3MP rear camera
  • 1.2MP front camera
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8/16 GB internal memory
  • MicroSD card slot
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS
  • 4270 mAh battery
  • SonicMaster audio technology
  • Dual microphones for noise cancellation and echo suppression
  • To be sold in Titanium gray and Champagne gold colours


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