Asus Malaysia announced new tablet dubbed as “FonePad”, a 7-inch tablet with phone and 3G functionality. The tablet equipped with 7-inch WXGA (1280 x 800) ISP display, single-core 1.2 GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB RAM. 3-megapixel rear camera, 4,270 mAH Battery and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
The device was said to be available on this Friday 12th April at Pikom PC Fair, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre with price tag of RM 849. For latest Asus product information, check out ASUS Product Guide for Tablet & PadFone (April – May 2013). Official press release from Asus Malaysia as below,
ASUS Introduces Fonepad™ with 3G Mobile Data and Voice-Calling
Built-in 3G for fast mobile data and full telephony feature offers 2-in-1 flexibility at a competitive price
Kuala Lumpur (9th April 2013) — ASUS Malaysia today announced Fonepad™, a competitively priced handheld with 3G voice and mobile data for all the features of a smartphone, with the versatility of a 7-inch tablet. Powered by the latest Intel® Atom™ Z2420 processor with Android 4.1, Fonepad™ features a vibrant HD display with IPS technology for wide viewing angles and outstanding clarity.
Beautiful metallic design with Intel® Atom™ performance
ASUS Fonepad™ is ideal for people who value both the voice communication features of a smartphone and the entertainment opportunities afforded by a tablet, but prefer the convenience of carrying just one device.
Fonepad™ is a sleek and compact tablet with a metallic design that can be held comfortably in one hand,thanks to its light and slim profile. Fonepad™ features a perfect balance of performance and energy efficiency, with hardware-accelerated 1080p Full HD video decoding and up to nine hours of battery life.
The 7-inch screen features 10-point multi-touch, and a crisp 1280 x 800 HD resolution for crisp, readable web page text and incredibly detailed photos. IPS technology ensures vibrant color with 178-degree wide viewing angles, and images that are clear and bright, even outdoors.
Built-in 3G formobile data and voice calls
Built-in 3G with HSPA+ mobile data means ASUS Fonepad™ is an always-connected mobile device for seamless web browsing, fast downloads from Google Play Store, and smooth streaming of audio and video. Thanks to its full 3G telephony support, Fonepad™ can also be used for voice calls using the built-in noise-cancelling digital microphone or an optional Bluetooth headset. With just one mobile data plan to pay for, running costs are also much lower than those of a separate smartphone and 3G tablet.
Fonepad™ is availablein 8GB capacities, and has an SD card slot for up to 32GB of additionalstorage. All models feature a front 1.2-megapixel camera for easy video chatand an optional rear 3-megapixel autofocus camera with 720p HD video recording.ASUS SonicMaster audio technology with MaxxAudio 3 processing by Waves ensuresclear, well-rounded sound quality.
Exclusive ASUS apps andaccessories enhance productivity
ASUS Fonepad™ comes with a number of exclusive ASUS productivity apps: Floating App for easy management of running apps and multi-tasking;SuperNote lite for handwritten notes and drawing; and WebStorage Office Online for Microsoft Office-compatible document editing on the move. Fonepad™ users also get 5GB of free lifetime ASUS WebStorage for syncing and sharing data with other devices.
Optional accessories are also available for Fonepad™. Available in four snazzy colors, VersaSleeve 7 is a wrap-around cover with a folding design that both protects Fonepad™, and props up the screen in two different positions for typing and watching video.
Operating system: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Processor: Intel® Atom™ Z2420 (1.2GHz) with PowerVR SGX540 GPU Modem: IMC XMM6265 Display: 7-inch HD (1280 x 800) LED-backlit with IPS technology, 10-point multi-touch Cameras: Front 1.2MP, Rear 3MP auto-focus with 720p HD video recording Memory & storage: 1GB RAM, 8GB storage with microSD card slot (up to 32GB) Networks: WCDMA 850, 900, 1900, 2100MHz/ GSM/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz /HSPA+ (21Mbit/s download, 5.76Mbit/s upload) Wireless: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 Connectivity: Micro-USB port, 3.5mm headphone socket Sensors: GPS with GLONASS, accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, e-compass Other: Noise-cancelling digital microphone, speaker, Micro-SIM slot Battery: Li-polymer 16Wh (4270mAh) for up to 9 hours  use Colors: Titanium Gray / Champagne Gold Size: 196.4 x 120.1 x 10.4mm Weight: 340g
 Specifications, content, prices and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications,usage, environment and other factors.
 Measured with 720p HD video playback, 100 nits brightness, with Wi-Fi and 3G enabled.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ASUS Fonepad™ will be available locally starting 2nd week of April 2013 at the local IT retailers
MSRP = RM 849 (MSRP) for 8GB storage with three-megapixel rear camera model