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ASUS FonePad hits the UK April 26, pre-order Friday for £179.99

Posted In News - By AndroidPress on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 With No Comments »

The awesome looking ASUS FonePad 7-inch tablet was revealed back at Mobile World Congress in Spain, and ever since then we’ve been wondering when we can get our own. Mainly because this 7-inch Android 4.2 Jelly Bean tablet runs an Intel processor, and doubles as a smartphone at the same time. Yes, you’ll still look ridiculous holding something that big to your ear, but today we learned ASUS will offer it at a pretty competitive price.

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This afternoon Samsung announced their Galaxy Note 8.0 with phone capabilities will run $399 in the USA later this month, but now we’re getting word that ASUS has plans to severely undercut Samsung. The ASUS FonePad 7-inch slate will only be £179.99. In US dollars that comes out to only $275 give or take a few. Which makes it a pretty darn good deal.

According to reports the FonePad will hit the UK starting April 26th for just £179.99, and pre-orders will be open for all starting this Friday, April 12th. It sounds like our previous reports of an April release date were accurate after all.

As a reminder the FonePad comes with a 7-inch 1280 x 800 resolution display and a single-core 1.2 GHz Intel ATOM processor and 1GB of RAM. The model priced above also rocks 16GB of internal storage, micro-SD support, and of course can make phone calls when you’re not busy using that 7-inch screen like a tablet. For more details check out our FonePad hands-on, then head through the links and specs below. Now we just need a US release date and carrier to jump on board.

[via TechRadar]

Device Specifications and Information
Device Info
    Device Name : Fonepad
    Manufactuer : Asus
    Carrier : NA
    Announced Date : February 25, 2013
    Release Date : March 22, 2013
    Also Known As : `
Display
  • Screen Size : 7 Inch
  • Resolution : 1280×800
  • Screen Type : IPS LCD
Dimension & Weight
  • Height : 7.716 Inch
  • Width : 4.72 Inch
  • Depth : 0.41 Inch
  • Weight : 340 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 4270 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : NA
Software
    Android OS:
  • 4.1.x
    Audio Playback:
  • AAC
  • AAC+
  • AMR
  • MID
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
    Video Playback:
  • h.263
  • h.264 / AVC
  • 3GP
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
  • WMV
    Messaging:
  • SMS
  • MMS
  • IM
Hardware
    CPU : Atom Z2420
    CPU Clock Speed : 1200 Mhz
    Core : 1
    Ram : 1000 MB
    Internal Storage : 8 GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution : 3 MP
    External Storage:
  • SD
    Camera Features:
  • Auto focus
    Sensors:
  • Accelerometer
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
    Network Technology:
  • GSM
    GSM Band:
  • 850
  • 900
  • 1800
  • 1900
Device Connectivity
    Wi-Fi:
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:
  • A2DP
  • Bluetooth 4.0
    Location Features:
  • Cellular location
    FM Radio :
    NFC :

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