By Anton D. Nagy | April 26, 2013 9:33 AM
ASUS was teasing the Fonepad in its videos prior to MWC and, at the show, the company introduced a concept which I have personally been waiting for for a long time. You either love it or hate it, there’s no middle road there, really. It’s a tablet that has an earpiece so that it can double as a phone.
Surely, other tablets have phone functionality too but you are limited to either using the speakerphone or some fancy bluetooth accessory which might or might not be included. This is not the case with the Fonepad; just bring it up to your ear, talk, and don’t mind all the looks people are giving you.
The Fonepad’s box contains the tablet itself, a USB charging and syncing cable, the charger, as well as some literature (warranty and manual).
Internals include an Intel Atom Z2420 (Lexington) single-core CPU running at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card), a 1.2-megapixel webcam, 4,270 mAh battery, Android 4.1.2 with a light ASUS custom user interface on top of it. Usual suspects like Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi b/g/n, 3.5mm headphone jack are also in under the seven-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 (216PPI).
The Fonepad measures 196.4 x 120.1 x 10.4 mm (7.73 x 4.73 x 0.41 in) and 340 g (11.99 oz). Check out the video below for the unboxing experience.