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The ASUS FonePad is a Tablet That Can Be a Giant Phone

Now launched in the Philippines, this tablet has call and text features!
by Neps Firmalan | May 16, 2013
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The ASUS FonePad's name is enough of a clue for you to know what it's all about: a device that can act as both a tablet and a phone. And, for those who are liking 'em doble-kara devices, you'll be thrilled to know that this FonePad was recently launched here in the Philippines! Check it out below.

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Looks like the average tablet, no? It does, but we appreciate the fact that ASUS decided to go all premium on it, slapping the device with a smooth metallic back side that we think is a nicer touch compared to the more rubbery or plastic-ky construction of other tablets.

asus fonepad philippines launch price

In terms of the innards, the FonePad is powered by a 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2420 processor with 1GB of RAM. Not too shabby, and should be more than enough to handle your tablet chores. We're also giving it more plus points since it comes with expandable storage, meaning you can bump its capacity (16 or 32GB depending on variant) by up to 32GB with a microSD card. For eye-candy purposes, you've got a 7-inch LED-backlit touchscreen (800x1280) with IPS (in-plane switching) tech for more viewing angles.

asus fonepad philippines launch price

As we've said, the Android Jelly Bean-powered FonePad can function as a big-ass phone with call and text features, although we're not really too keen on holding it up to our ear and looking all weird or nerdy. It's still impressive though, as tablets that can double as a handset aren't exactly a dime a dozen.

Also, if you're looking to snap pics for, say, your Instagram (speaking of which, be a good lad and follow us on Instagram by clicking here), the FonePad has two cameras (a 3.15-megapixel main and a 1.2-megapixel secondary) to take care of your mobile shots.

So, how much for this 2-in-1 device? The 32GB version will set you back P14,995 while the 16GB model is P3,000 cheaper. The FonePad is expected to land on local store shelves by the end of the month.

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