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ASUS FonePad gets priced and dated

Wondering when you might be able to get your hands on the 7-inch phoneblet called the ASUS Fonepad? Good news — ASUS finally has those details for us to digest. The price tag should please those of you who are looking for a tablet but not looking to spend much as it will only cost you £179.99, or about $275. For that, you’re getting Intel’s 1.2GHz Atom Z2420 chipset, a 7-inch 1280×800 display, a 4,270 mAh battery, 16GB of internal storage, a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (upgradeable to Android 4.2 over time).

Folks will be able to preorder the tablet in a few days as retailers Amazon and Carphone Warehouse are slated to put it up April 12th. Stock won’t arrive until April 26th, though, so there will be a couple of weeks of painful waiting until you have it in your possession. Now all you have to do is decide whether you want to view this as an oversized phone or a tablet with phone capabilities. We hope you decide to use this thing with a Bluetooth headset either way.

[via TechRadar]

Continue reading on the ASUS Fonepad forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • http://www.facebook.com/jlangsner Jeff Langsner

    Yawn…next…

  • Muhammad Ali

    Why is this much cheaper than a phone

    • sttcxbld4dys3

      Seriously.

  • Maximillion82

    no worries I won’t click spam and I don’t want to kill anyone.

  • Kernschatten

    Any US release date?

  • Mr. Smith

    They need to make a 5 inch one and I’d so buy it for a phone

    • http://twitter.com/tangentsoftruth Josephus

      or pray a US carrier makes the padfone available (shakes fist as the collective)

  • Bunkhouse96

    If it works on Verizon’s LTE network I would get one, keep my unlimited data and use a blue tooth for the phone.

  • http://twitter.com/SFIndustries Curtis Coburn

    Wow, that’s just crazy, soon a 10.1 inch tablet will have phone capabilities.

  • JonLaughing

    Someone will say it looks silly/uncool/wierd/dweby/nerdy/ to use it as a phone. Ask yourself why? Because it is 7″ and not 5″? Because it is black and not pink? Because it doesn’t look like the original brick phone? If it works then it’s great. And if you want to look cool don’t wear drop ass pants with the crotch to you knees. And don’t show panti lines either big boy.

    • http://twitter.com/artofyourmind Art Of Your Mind

      Totally agree with Jon, people are so afraid of losing face especially in USA. A phone is a device to communicate.

  • Mike Lopez

    They should make the screen smaller so it can have a sharper display.