An Intel powered tablet running Android from Asus is slated for a MWC debut next week. The tablet has so far been referred to as the Fonepad, which seems to fit it well given its voice calling capabilities. As things stand right now, the new budget tablet from Asus will indeed be named the Fonepad, as that’s just the way the tablet has been described at the Global Certification Forum. The forum is essentially a membership between mobile device manufacturers, mobile network operators, and the testing centers. It acts as an independent certification authority that sees to it whether a device is compatible with network operators worldwide. Needless to say, Asus Fonepad has already obtained its CGF certification and is likely to reach markets towards Q2 2013.
The Fonepad’s claim to fame is its Intel Atom ME371MG heart that will dance to the tune of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The rest of the specs include a 1 GB RAM, microSD card slot, 4270 mAh battery, along with 3 and 1.2 megapixel at the rear and front respectively. The tablet is likely to be priced competitive enough to make for an entry level tablet offering.