Asus Announces 7-inch Android Tablet Fonepad; Will Have Phone Functionality

Asus has announced a 7-inch Android-powered tablet, the Fonepad, at this year's Mobile World Congress.

With built-in phone functionality, the device is powered by an Intel 1.2 GHz Atom Z2420 processor and 1 GB of RAM, as well as a PowerVR SGX540 GPU. It will run on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.

A 4,270 mAH battery delivers up to nine hours of power, accompanied by a micro-SIM slot and the microSD reader. The former supports 32 GB cards, with the device itself offering 16 GB of built-in storage. A 1.2-megapixel front camera is joined by a 7-inch, 1,280 x 800 IPS display.

"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. The incorporation of 3G mobile data with full telephony support makes the Fonepad a perfect combination of tablet and phone in one single device," said Asus chairman Jonney Shih.

The Fonepad will launch in Europe during March for €219, followed by a U.S. launch with a price of $249.

 

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  • zomow
    So... a 7 in phone?
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  • ipwn3r456
    7 inch phone? Damn phones are getting bigger and bigger now... When should we stop?
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  • bak0n
    For $249 I'd do that over a renewal of a contract for the same price.
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