The Asus FonePad is an intriguing creature. Part tablet, part phone and something else that I can’t quite place.
Spec wise it’s not astounding but for £179.99 you get a whole lot of bang for your buck.
- Processor: Intel Atom Z2420 1.2GHz
- Graphics: Imagination PowerVR SGX540
- Screen: 7-inch 1280×800 IPS touch screen
- RAM: 1GB
- Storage: 16GB, microSD slot, 5GB lifetime ASUS WebStorage
- Communications: telephony, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS
- Imaging: 1.2-megapixel front facing camera
- Power: 4,270mAh battery
- Construction: Grey or gold “metallic design”, 196.6 х 120.1 х 10.4mm, 340g
- Software: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (4.2 upgrade “as quickly as possible”)
You can pre-order from Amazon. There are supposed to be more retailers taking pre-orders today, I’ll update this article as they appear.