The Asus Fonepad is finally official. Launched at the MWC, the unique aspect of the Fonepad is its ability to be both a tablet and a smartphone at the same time. However, the other interesting bit about the Fonepad (apart from its voice calling capability) is its Intel heart in spite of the device running Android. The Fonepad incorporates a 1.2 GHz Intel Atom Z2420 chip coupled to a 1 GB RAM, along with a 8/16 GB internal memory. There also is a microSD card slot to allow for a max storage of 32 GB. Asus is also offering 5 GB of “Lifetime Webstorage” with the Fonepad.
Other qualities of the Fonepad include front (1.2 megapixel) and rear (3 megapixel) facing webcams, WiFi, HSPA+, along with a 7 inch 1280 x 800 pixel display upfront. Asus is also claiming a 10 hour battery life for the Fonepad. The tablet runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Asus has stated the 8 GB version of the Fonepad will reach stores by March and will cost $249. This will be followed by the European launch of the 16 GB version of the tablet in April, which has been priced 219 euros.