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post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by L D4WG View Post

FonePad.

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

Useless IMO...

But I have a huge head.. Its gonna be just the right size for me XD
post #12 of 22
It's a tablet with a SIM card slot, big deal.
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I wonder how fast it is compared to a Nexus 7.
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post #14 of 22
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But I have a huge head.. Its gonna be just the right size for me XD

Wait, so you would carry this thing around with you and make calls on it........in public?
post #15 of 22
As a purely work phone. Where you always have a bag with you I can see this being useful as a actual phone.
7" Screen realestate (Dispute resolution) for email, document creation, phone on the go and mobile presenter in the field or in meetings. I can see this being a viable alternative in some ways. Then you can use a earpiece headset for actual calls when your out and about and have a bag with you.

But as personal cell phone or for both. I would stick to at most a Note and that's stretching it.
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post #16 of 22
Would love the Fonepad... The problem is just that I wouldn't be able to add any additional full-body protection and still use the tablet.
 
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post #17 of 22
i would love to get these stateside in actual phone size, for about that price unlocked... well, i can dream
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post #18 of 22
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Wait, so you would carry this thing around with you and make calls on it........in public?

Yes, I would.
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Note 2 is the biggest I will go for a phone. 5.5" is enough for a phone.
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post #20 of 22
Wait what? I was sure these were called "phablets", fonepad/padfone sounds stupid.

But not as stupid as someone would look holding one of these to their ear and making a call.

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History truly does repeat itself.
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