Seems like Taiwanese multinational company Asus has a lot of 7-inch tablets in stock. Earlier, we’ve seen the company announcing a 7-inch tablet, ‘Memo Pad 172V’ for $149. Who knew that Asus will also unveil more 7-inch tablet at the MWC 2013? Yesterday, the company unveiled a new 7-inch tablet named ‘FonePad‘ that can be used as a phone too.
The Asus Fonepad weighs 340g only. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and features a 7-inch HD display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, 1.2 GHz Intel Atom Z2420 processor, a PowerVR GX540 GPU unit, 3MP rear camera (capable of capturing 720p video), 1.2MP front facing camera (capable of capturing 1080p video), 1 GB RAM along with a 8GB or 16GB internal memory. The internal memory can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. The tablet also supports WiFi, HSPA+, 3G voice and mobile data.
Besides, Asus is also offering 5 GB of “Lifetime Webstorage” with this tablet. The amazing characteristics of Fonepad is its ability to be both a tablet and a smartphone at the same time. Asus claims that its battery has 10 hours of life.
The 8GB version of the Fonepad will reach stores either in titanium grey or champage gold color by March and will cost $249 (equivalent to £165). On the other side, the 16GB version will arrive in the UK sometime between April and June, at a price of £179 or €219 (equivalent to US$286) in Europe. Unfortunately, there’s no word on a US release.