ASUS announced the ASUS Fonepad, which will be launched across Africa in early May. Fonepad is the first android tablet that runs the new Intel processor . At seven inches, the Fonepad weighs 340g and features a 10.4mm profile.
The tablet runs on Jellybean 4.1, and added onto it a 1.2 megapixel front camera and a 3 megapixel back camera. The Fonepad has a smooth metal back. The back panel houses the usual antennae, and hidden underneath are both the micro-SIM slot and the micro SD reader which supports up to 32GB cards.
The Asus Fonepad will have the new Intel processor a 1.2GHz Atom Z2420 to be exact. This processor was specifically designed by Intel for smartphone and tablet devices.
The Fonepad is part of a range of devices created by ASUS that are targeted towards capturing the growing mobile device market in Africa, with the focus being on mobility and connectivity. The tablet 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.
ASUS Fonepad and accessories will be available from May 2013. Fonepad prices suggested from Kshs. 24,999 (MSRP). More could be found with Kenya local Asus partners) for 8GB storage with three-megapixel rear camera.