Intel Corporation (Intel) and ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS) unveiled the much-anticipated Intel Atom powered ASUS Fonepad, a competitively priced handheld with 3G voice and mobile data to offer to deliver the best qualities of a smartphone and tablet in a sleek and compatible 7-inch device.
Powered by the new Intel Atom Z2420/Z2460 processor with Android 4.1(upgradable to 4.2), Fonepad features a vibrant HD display with IPS technology for wide viewing angles and outstanding clarity.
"Intel Atom processors empower users with a powerful mobile computing platform to experience fast and responsive applications in a multitude of devices, ranging from tablets to smartphones", said Khaldoun Aboul-Saoud, Regional Manager for Markets Development at Intel.
"With the technology we've integrated into our processors, users are able to experience rich graphics and high-definition video, as well as running power intensive applications without sacrificing responsiveness or performance."
"It is ideal to have a larger screen with entertainment, social media and other online activities now playing an increasingly important part in our mobile lifestyles. We are very excited to bring our latest innovation to this market," said Leon Yu, ASUS Middle East Regional Director for System Product Group.
The latest Intel Atom™processor is optimized for the Android platform, providing power management and security tools while balancing performance, security and power efficiency for Android applications. ASUS Fonepad is idealfor 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. Fonepad is a sleek and compact tablet with a metallic design that can be held comfortably in one hand with a modern and stylish appeal, thanks to its light 340g weight and slim 10.4mm profile.