Asus says “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.” Asus looks like it is targeting the Samsung Galaxy Note at a lower price point with this Fonepad. It packs a 7-inch HD IPS display at 1280×800 HD resolution. It is powered by a 1.2GHz Intel Atom processor coupled with PowerVR SGX540 GPU. It packs 1GB RAM and 8/16 GB of internal memory which can expanded upto 32GB using a microSD card. Connectivity options include 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi. It has a 3MP rear snapper with autofocus and a front 1.3MP camera. The rear camera can record 720p HD video.
Asus is bundling this phablet with number of Asus apps including, Floating app for easy management of running apps and simpler multi-tasking, SuperNote lite for handwritten notes and drawing, and WebStorage Office Online for MS Office-compatible document editing on the go. Fonepad users will get 5GB free Asus WebStorage for life.
Asus Fonepad will be available from March 2013 with a starting price of $289, pricing will vary depending on the market. The exact dates for roll out in different markets is not yet known.