Asus FonePad will be out in the UK on April 26 for £179.99. Pre-orders start on Friday
The Asus FonePad will become available in the UK on April 26 at Carphone Warehouse, Amazon, and Sainsbury’s. These three retailers should all start taking pre-orders for Asus’ first Intel-powered tablet on April 12, which is this coming Friday.
If you’re wondering how much you’ll need to pay for the FonePad, know that it won’t be much. £179.99, to be precise. That’s the exact same price charged for the Nexus 7 with 16 GB of internal storage (the same amount that the FonePad comes with).
The Nexus 7 can’t make phone calls, nor does it have 3G data connectivity in that version, or a microSD card slot. On the other hand, the FonePad has a 1.2 GHz Intel Atom Z2420 processor that probably is no match for the Nexus 7’s Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core.
The Asus FonePad also has a 7-inch 1,280×800 touchscreen, a 3 MP rear camera, a 1.2 MP front camera, 1 GB of RAM, and a 4.270 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, with an update to version 4.2 promised to come “as quickly as possible”.