Gadget hybrids—they're definitely becoming more and more patok!
Last time around, we gave you a list of nice devices that serve as hi-tech versions of two-in-one coffee (read: they're basically two gadgets rolled into one) that you can buy at your suking tindahan. Nope, these gadgets won't give you your caffeine fix, but these will definitely offer you techie versatility many of us look for in our geeky thingamajigs.
And because, as we've said, they're becoming more popular, hindi papahuli ang ASUS! Check out the Taiwanese brand's latest Fonepad 7 below!
Obvious naman sa pangalan: this gadget functions as a phone and a tablet! In terms of form factor, the new Fonepad 7 is basically an Android tablet that packs a 7-inch touchscreen. Sounds "Meh," but here's where it gets interesting: It also lets you send text messages to your bros and make voice calls! Yes, it's the big-ass version of your smartphone that won't make you squint while watching videos or viewing photos.
This tablet-phone hybrid is actually the successor of last year's Fonepad. That means it has improvements under the hood. This year's version has dual-SIM capabilities and now comes with more cores (last year's Fonepad had a single-core chip whereas the new model has a dual-core Intel CPU) for more mobile computing muscle.
Speaking of hardware, the latest Fonepad also has 1GB of RAM to complement its dual-core processor, 8GB of internal storage (expandable to 32GB via microSD), and a 5-megapixel rear camera (1.2-megapixel front). You'll also have 3G, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi with it for instant uploading of your selfies and status updates.
So, how much does it go for? The answer might surprise you in a good way. The dual-SIM 2014 Fonepad 7 is now available for P8,995! We actually expected it to be a tad more expensive, so we ain't gonna complain! Not bad for a two-in-one device, no?