Asus produces the Google Nexus 7, and the FonePad will have some features in common with this popular tablet, starting with a 7-inch 1280 x 800 touchsceen.
But there will be differences, as well. The FonePad is going to run Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) an 1.2GHz Atom Z2420 processor, not an ARM chip. It will include a microSD memory card slot, something the Nexus 7 lacks.
It is going to have 16GB of built-in storage, 1GB of RAM, a 3MP rear camera and a 1.2MP front one. The FonePad will sport GSM cellular-wireless connectivity, and 4G HSPA+ high-speed wireless data.
This tablet is scheduled to launch in March. It will be relatively inexpensive — Asus says it will be €220 (roughly $290).
A New PadFone, Too
Another device for tablet fans announced today by Asus at the Mobile World Congress Tradeshow is the PadFone Infinity. This will be a smartphone that can be slipped into a 10.1-inch screen to transform into a tablet.
More information on this is available from our sister site, Brighthand: