The Asus Fonepad is a strange beast. At a glance, it's just your typical Android 7-incher, yet further inspection reveals all the tricks it has hidden up its sleeve. For starters, it comes with a 3G radio allowing one not only to stay connected to the web while out and about, but also to make phone calls and send text messages. In addition, instead of an ARM-based chip there's an Intel Atom processor powering the device – the Z2420, which should provide adequate balance between performance and power efficiency.
When can you get one of these, you ask? Well, folks in the UK will be able to pre-order an Asus Fonepad from April 12. The tablet will be available online via Amazon, as well as at Carphone Warehouse and at Sainsbury's. Then a couple of weeks later – on April 26, the first batch of Asus Fonepad should already be in stock. Pricing is set at £179, which is the equivalent of about $275. As a side note, that's about as much as a Google Nexus 7 sans 3G can be bought for in the UK.
For more information about the device, check out our Asus Fonepad hadns-on.