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Asus Fonepad 7 Dual SIM gets a launch date for India, price MIA

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While we have been seeing smartphones increasing in size to closely resemble small tablet devices, last year we also saw tablet PC’s that also had call functions. Now the Asus Fonepad 7 Dual SIM gets a launch date for India but at the moment no pricing is available.

The single SIM version of the Asus Fonepad 7 is already available for consumers in India, but now the Dual SIM version is set for a launch date next week on April 15th. At the time of writing there is no information about exact availability or pricing but this will be made available next week.

This device features a 7-inch display at a resolution of 1280 x 800 and is powered by a dual core processor clocked at 1.2GHz and paired with 1GB of RAM. There is also 8GB of internal storage expandable by 64GB via microSD card.

Camera wise it has a 5MP rear facer paired with a 1.2MP unit around the front, and the device currently runs the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system, and of course the device can make 3G voice calls.

Are you interested in the Asus Fonepad 7 Dual SIM?

Source: FoneArena.

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5 thoughts on “Asus Fonepad 7 Dual SIM gets a launch date for India, price MIA”

  1. Reply
    ISH-3000 says:

    STAY AWAY:
    This device suffers from POOR BUILD QUALITY

    I bought my Padfone and within THREE months it’s had packed up from battery and charging related issues..

    GOOGLE: Fonepad known issues…

    Worse part is, ASUS never responded to any of my emails…

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      Bubbles says:

      Padfone and Fonepad are different devices.

      The pedigree of the Fonepad: it is based upon the original Nexus tablet computer + intel cpu chip set.

      In the case of the CPU, at the time Intel was looking for anyone who would put their chip in a phone. As a result they paid excessive attention into engineering this as well as they could. I know someone who works at Intel who told me the story.

      There are two clock speeds finding their way into these devices. 1.2 and 1.6 ghz.. Of course the latter would be the better espeically if you do cpu intensive stuff like gaming. However my big apps is reading books and serfing the internet, which is plenty good with the 1.2 ghz.

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        ISH-3000 says:

        Sorry I ment the FONEPAD as in this lousy ass 7″ piece of crap…

        Processor specs and device family aside, the build quality isnt that good… Its now easy for any manufacturer to get any processor and place it in their device… That doesn’t mean that device is world class…

        Check the issues with: charging system / charging and battery..

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          Bubbles says:

          I own one. Have owned one for nearly 8 months now, and I have no issues with charging or the battery.

          There are issues peculiar to Korea, certain features that cell phones here have, that doesn’t work, like phone company wifi’s that are every where that I can access because they don’t want to do the set up on a phone that wasn’t sold through there system, and large text messages that don’t get through, but none of that has anything to do with the quality of the manufacture, its just institutional Korea resisting a phone that wasn’t blessed by them.

          It’s a great phone, if you are a person with my characteristics: you want a big screen because you read a lot, you need access to books, you surf the net, you don’t make a lot of calls,

          The machine may fall break and fall apart, but it’s nearing it’s half life, and I’m hoping the next one is based upon the current Nexus tablet, because it has even higher pixel density and even smaller foot print, but still 7 inches.

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    Bubbles says:

    I’ve had a Fonepad for 7 and a half months. I love it. It is fantastic.

    It is not perfect. I am a law professor, I work in Korea for 8 or 9 months of the year. I swap sims, so a two sim phone would be better for me. I don’t do a lot of talking on my phone, if I did I might prefer another phone. But because I travel, and use public transportation overseas, I must do a lot of reading as part of my job. In the old days hauling the books around was a major inconvenience. Now most of them are on my Fonepad. They weigh nothing. If I’m on a train or waiting for a bus, I’m able to pop it up and open it up and start reading. Colleagues who had invested in the Samsung note told me it was the right idea but after a while the device is still too small to do serious reading. They end up buy Nexus tablets so that means they have two devices with them. In Korea especially, phones have different customized services, and I don’t get to take advantage of that, but otherwise, that’s the only real down side.

    If I’m on a long range train or travel, I prop it up and watch a movie on it.

    As I basically live out of a suitcase, I wear khaki pants good for every occasion but not great for every occassion, but they have large pockets which is what is needed to enjoy a Fonepad.

    My fonepad basically has all the dimensions of the original Nexus tablet which Asus makes. The new Nexus tablet is much better, with better pixel density and smaller footprint still. I am hoping that by the time I’m ready to retire this machine, a new one will be available based upon the current Nexus.

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