£29.99 up-front plus £12.49 per month, or £179.99 outright
British mobile operator Three has today launched the ASUS Fonepad on its network. The 7-inch Intel-powered Android tablet/phone hybrid is available for £179.99 outright when bought with a £5, £7.50 and £15 data top-up, or £29.99 up-front on a 24-month, £12.49 per month contract.
So Three is positioning the device as a tablet rather than an Android phone, which is probably a good thing considering its enormous size. Here's what Richard Devine had to say in our review of the Fonepad —
I really want to like the Fonepad, and in some respects I do. For the price, this is a very competitive device with fantastic battery life, Jelly Bean and the ability to make calls. Sadly, the internals let it down, and I fear that its low price point price may have led to the decision to use the Intel Z2420. It just doesn't feel nearly as smooth and snappy as the Nexus 7, which is similarly priced and a full year old. It hampers the overall experience, which is otherwise typically good from ASUS.
The biggest issue is the way it's marketed by ASUS, almost more as a phone than a tablet. Holding this to my head in public was awkward to say the least. With headphones, it's a great idea — an all in one that is both a proper tablet and a full featured smartphone. But please, don't hold it to your head.
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Source: Three UK
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