The device, available to preorder now from Amazon UK for immediate dispatch on release, is priced at £179.99 - undercutting it's Nexus 7 3G sibling by a cool £60.
Specs wise, the FonePad looks good, it packs:
- Android 4.1
- 7" WXGA (1280x800) IPS screen
- Intel® Atom™ Z2420 1.2 GHz
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB ROM
- HSPA+ UL:5.76 Mbps/DL:21 Mbps
- 3G / WCDMA: 850/900/1900/2100
- 2G EDGE/GSM : 850/900/1800/1900,
- 802.11 b/g/n wireless
- Bluetooth 3.0
- 1.2 Megapixel front facing camera
- 1 x Micro USB
- 1 x 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Mic-in)
- 1 x Micro SD Card Reader
- 1 x 3.5mm headphone socket
- 1 x Micro SIM
- GPS & Glonass, G-Sensor, E-compass, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
- 16Wh Li-polymer Battery
- 751 hours(3G) standby
- 32.5 hours(3G) talk time
- 196.4 x 120.1 x 10.4 mm
On my Nexus 3G my 'non mobile broadband' SIM is not permitted onto the network because the device isn't technically a phone... i'll be interested to see if that's the case with the FonePad.
Yes, i've pre-ordered one and i'm really looking forward to doing a side by side comparison with the Nexus 7 3G. What are your thoughts on the device? Are you preordering?
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