Fact #1: Hybrid gadgets, the ones that can be used as two-in-one devices, are cool.
Fact #2: Our wallets disagree with their price tags.
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Yes, they're awesome because they add more versatility in terms of function. But that advantage normally comes at a heftier price compared to the non-hybrid, run-of-the-mill tabbies. Case in point: this gorgeous tablet-notebook hybrid that has the power, looks, flexibility reminiscent of your sexy yoga instructor's bends, and a wallet-busting SRP only her rich boyfriend can afford.
Which is why abo't-langit ang pasasalamat namin for the brands that offer the gadgets below: hybrid tablets that also act as big-ass phones for texting and hollering out to your pals minus the five-digit price tag!
You da real MVPs!
Note: These devices let you make phone calls and send text messages, but won't save you from looking like a total dork while doing so. But whatever, right?
STARMOBILE ENGAGE 8 3G
Aside from offering affordable gizmos, Starmobile is also known for unleashing handsome gadgets that look more expensive than what their price tags suggest. One such gadget is the Engage 8 3G, a sleek quad-core device with voice calls and SMS capabilities encased in an aluminum shell for added pogi points. Yep, you can't go wrong with metal, brotha!
Hardware highlights: 7.85-inch touchscreen with IPS (in-plane switching for more viewing angles), 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage, 8-megapixel main camera (2-megapixel secondary), 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
ASUS FONEPAD 7
You'd think, this being a techie-pid list, that we couldn't include anything from hebigat foreign brands. Lo and behold, here's one from ASUS, the 2014 version of the FonePad 7! Another surprise: It's dual-SIM, too!
Hardware highlights: 7-inch touchscreen, dual-core Intel processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage, 5-megapixe main camera (1.2-megapixel secondary), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, dual-SIM