Asus FonePad HD 7 pre-order and price details

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Regular Phones Review readers may remember that a few days ago we gave some initial specs for the upcoming Asus FonePad HD 7. The precise release date of this device is still not known but we do now have some Asus FonePad HD 7 pre-order and price details.

The next-generation FonePad has received a specs bump from the original, and unconfirmed specs so far for the FonePad HD 7 include a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core processor, a 7-inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution, 1GB of RAM, and 8 or 16GB of internal storage. Other specs include a 5-megapixel rear camera and 1.2-megapixel front-facer, and it will run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

It seems to have been a long time coming for the FonePad HD 7 since it was introduced earlier this year at MWC, but now a report states that some online stores in Europe are accepting pre-orders for the device. The FonePad HD 7 price listed is €232, that’s around $310 or £199. This is for the 8GB version but there’s no price listed yet for the 16GB model, although it should also be available to order soon.

Please bear in mind that the above price is from some online stores, and Asus itself hasn’t given any details yet about pricing or availability, so this could change. As we said, there’s no release date for the device yet, so it could be some time before pre-orders begin shipping. As soon as we hear more on this we’ll let readers know.

Is the Asus FonePad HD 7 a device that you are interested in? What are your thoughts on the above pricing if it turns out to be generally accurate? Let us have your comments on this.

Source: Notebook Italia (Google Translated)

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    Bubbles says:

    I just obtained the previous model – which has the same size and display, but only a 1.2 GHz atom processor.

    It has about the same dimensions and screen as the celebrated first nexus 7 tablet. Wish it had the dimensions of the next one.

    Let me state that, so far, it is fantastic. It has the best, clearest speaker of any cell phone that I have ever used – this is what some people call the ‘core function’ of a cell phone. However, I only make less than 150 minutes of cell phone usage a month. Also, I am a law professor who teaches overseas. Also, I because I travel a lot, my pants have big pockets. I wanted on device that does everything well – most importantly function as a comfortable reader and with a 7 inch screen with over 200 ppi it does that, if just barely (obviously a bigger screen and higher pixels is always welcomed). I am slowly building up my libraries and now can take it with me where ever I go – with no added weight. I can also surf the net or use it for audio and video. I am not a gamer. But for all my uses it functions just fine.

    Recently I listened to, with in-ear-buds on some classic Beatles circa 1967 (Sargent Pepper and Magical Mystery Tour) and heard things I’ve never heard before, like John Lennon saying “bye” around the 2nd reprise of the theme song (I think it’s actually at the end of the track before, or at the very end) and his voice kind of cracking before he hits a high note on Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. I could easily focus on and hear each instrument. I’ve never had that kind of clarity before. I bring this up, because I am 53, and have been listening to these songs, off and on, since they came out – so I’m obviously familiar with the sound of that music, so you can imagine my surprise at hearing new things in it.

    I just hope this phone pad holds up. I want two years out of it and then, I want to get a new one after that. Perhaps then it will be as thin and as tiny and as good of a screen as the current Nexus 7. That would be the berries. But to be sure, it already is a berry.

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