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[engadget] Asus shows off new $249 7 inch Fonepad (phone+tablet)

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http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/25/asus-fonepad-announced/
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We already knew ASUS was prepping a product called the FonePad, a 7-inch tablet with built-in phone functionality (yes, just like the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0). Well, ASUS just formally unveiled it here at Mobile World Congress, which means we've got a few more details to share than we did previously.



I'm buying one of these... Might look silly making a call but I'm always showing off pictures and videos on my current iPhone 3gs and this would be Way Better. And cheap.
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I'd much rather the Padfone 2 be released in the US. But really, they have a Padfone and now a Fonepad? Someone slap whoever comes up with these names.

Padfone 2 with Windows 8 = college market dominance.
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I'd much rather the Padfone 2 be released in the US. But really, they have a Padfone and now a Fonepad? Someone slap whoever comes up with these names.

Padfone 2 with Windows 8 = college market dominance.

Here Here...except for the win8 thing. Please no. I mean Win8 isn't bad...but I rather have a different OS. wink.gif
     
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Here Here...except for the win8 thing. Please no. I mean Win8 isn't bad...but I rather have a different OS. wink.gif
I'm looking at it from the perspective of a laptop replacement that also happens to be your phone. I have the original Transformer, but Android is just not good enough for anyone outside the English and History departments to be a laptop replacement.
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from the article

 

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The FonePad will be available in Europe for £179 / €219. Here at MWC, ASUS also confirmed a US dollar price of $249, though we had heard rumblings it wouldn't actually be sold there

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from the article

They better.. I really want one.
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I'd much rather the Padfone 2 be released in the US. But really, they have a Padfone and now a Fonepad? Someone slap whoever comes up with these names.

Padfone 2 with Windows 8 = college market dominance.

By Padfone 2, you mean Padfone Infinity XD
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By Padfone 2, you mean Padfone Infinity XD
Shrug, the US gets almost zero information on it since we don't get it anyways.
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I'm looking at it from the perspective of a laptop replacement that also happens to be your phone. I have the original Transformer, but Android is just not good enough for anyone outside the English and History departments to be a laptop replacement.

I was talking real Linux though. Or at least the half attempt by Ubuntu.
     
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FonePad.

Too big to be a phone
Too small to be a tablet

Useless IMO...
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