ASUS Launches The Fonepad, A Tablet With Smartphone Capabilities

ASUS launched it’s new tablet, The Fonepad, a device which works both as a tablet as well as a smartphone.
The device has a 7 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, which puts it in the same league as that of Nexus 7 in terms of the screen resolution.

The Fonepad is completely made out of metal, but surprisingly weighs only 340g, and measures only 10.4 mm which is quite thin. This makes it easier for the user to hold the device in one hand comfortably.

The Fonepad has an Intel Atom Z2420 processor inside, with 1 GB of RAM, and runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
The device comes in two variants, i.e. 8 GB and a 16 GB, with a microSD slot, with upto 32 GB of expansion supported.

One of the biggest disadvantages of the device is that it lacks a rear camera. Even though ASUS has provided a 1.2 megapixel front camera, a missing rear camera might be a possible reason for many customers to give it a miss.

The Fonepad will be launched worldwide around March 2013, with the 8 GB version costing $249 and the 16 GB version costing $290.

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