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ASUS FonePad Price and Release Date Details Emerge


Looking for some juicy release details concerning the ASUS FonePad? Yeah, I didn’t think so. Either way, if you did happen to be curious, the FonePad goes on sale starting April 26, but pre-orders will take place through a few retailers such as Amazon starting April 12. 

The device will be priced at about $275 and features Intel’s 1.2GHz Atom Z2420 chipset, 7-inch 1280×800 display, 4,270 mAh battery, 16GB of internal storage, a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Remember, the FonePad comes with phone capabilities, so that might interest a few folks out there. Either way, as others have suggested, please consider picking up a Bluetooth headset to go along with it.

Via: Phandroid

  • Kyle Cordiano

    I would have to see some benchmarks before I would purchase this.

  • JetBlue

    Anybody know what that last button is by the Recent apps?

    • Matthew Merrick

      I’ve heard it’s a floating apps button, but have not been able to verify.

  • I would have bought one for work had they put even a 2MP camera on the back. Oh well.


    PadFone? FonePad? Can you milk it anymore ASUS?

  • Austin Warren

    Soooo over priced nexus7?

    • Brian Walker

      Well, it’s also a phone, so that’s not entirely accurate.

      • Austin Warren

        So yes. An overpriced nexus 7.

        • Brian Walker

          No, not at all. If you wanted a Nexus 7, and the ability to make calls, you would still have to purchase a phone.

          • Austin Warren

            I believe the Nexus 7 can also make calls.

          • Matthew Merrick

            No it can not.

          • Austin Warren

            Do your research kid

          • Matthew Merrick

            If a Nexus 7 could make phone calls (Outside of something like GroveIP) I’d have traded in my note 2 for it long ago.
            It can’t. Do your research, troll.

          • Brian Walker

            It can do VoIP calls if you set it up properly, but that would only be useful if you actually got the HSPA+ model. Even with that, though, it’s still not really a phone. This tablet is truly a phone, but with an enormous screen.

          • Austin Warren

            at least Asus can count on one person to buy it. The only one.

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            Nexus 7 does not have a SIM slot. This thing has a SIM slot and SD slot. I still wouldn’t but it though…..

  • nate

    What was that asus device that is a phone that plugs into a tablet?

    • Sergio

      Asus padfone.

      • nate

        Oh OK thanks. Thought it sounded familiar to this thing.

    • Amanda B. Cabral

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      • nate

        Lol this comment is actually hilarious. It makes no sense whatsoever. I was going to quote the funny parts but realized I would have to copy the whole thing. But, “their classmate’s sister-in-law`s neighbour?” Really? LOL

        • michael arazan

          They stole the idea from SpaceBalls

          HELMET: Not so fast, Lone Starr.

          LONE STARR: Helmet. So, at last we meet for the first time for the last time. Yeah.

          HELMET: Before you die, there is something you should know about us, Lone Starr.

          LONE STARR: What?

          HELMET: I am your father’s brother’s nephew’s cousin’s former room-mate.

          LONE STARR: What’s that make us?

          HELMET: Absolutely nothing. Which is what you are about to become. Prepare to die.

          • nate

            LOL love that movie!

  • ArrTooDeeToo

    Yay. More news about a device that will NEVER come to the US…

    • Brian Walker

      Well, the price above seems to be USD, it’s sold on Amazon, and it looks like it’s compatible with T-Mobile’s 3G bands. It might not be sold through a carrier, but you could still get one.

      • Matthew Merrick

        It’s sold through amazon? I can’t find this thing for sale/preorder anywhere. Link?

        • Brian Walker

          From the article: “…but pre-orders will take place through a few retailers such as Amazon starting April 12.”

          • Ryan

            HAHAHA pays to read the article

          • Matthew Merrick

            Actually, I saw it in the article, but I couldn’t find a anything to back it up, even several source links back.