New Delhi: Asus announced Fonepad, a 7-inch tablet with 3G voice and mobile data for all the features of a smartphone. It is powered by a new Intel Atom Z2420 processor and runs Android 4.1.
It has an HD display with IPS technology for wide viewing angles. The 7-inch screen features 10-point multi-touch, and a 1280 x 800 HD resolution.
Fonepad is available with 8GB or 16GB of storage, and also has an SD card slot for up to 32GB of additional storage. It sports a front 1.2-megapixel for easy video chat and an optional rear 3-megapixel autofocus camera with 720p HD video recording. It has 1GB RAM.
Fonepad can also be used for voice calls using the built-in noise-cancelling digital microphone or a Bluetooth headset - and with just one mobile data plan to pay for, running costs are much lower than a separate smartphone and 3G tablet.
"The incorporation of 3G mobile data with full telephony support, makes the Fonepad the perfect combination of a tablet and phone in one single device," said Jonney Shih, ASUS Chairman.
Asus Fonepad and accessories will be available from March 2013. Prices start from €219 for the 8GB Fonepad with rear three-megapixel camera. According to Engadget, Asus also confirmed a US dollar price of $249 at MWC. The exact pricing and specifications will vary by market.