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Asus Fonepad Intel-powered 3G tablet confirmed

The first Asus slate PC to sport an Intel CPU will have a 7-inch screen, 3G connectivity and up to 32GB of internal storage in an aluminium body

Rumours about an Intel-powered Asus tablet have been circulating the web for some time now and it seems they were, de facto, true. According to a report from Unwired View, a listing on the Global Certification Forum’s site practically confirmed the gossips.

The Fonepad (otherwise known as Asus ME371MG) will be powered by a new Lexington Intel Atom Z2420 central processing unit that has a clock frequency of 1.2GHz and houses the PowerVR SGX540 graphics card. In addition, the mobile PC comes equipped with a 7-inch In-Plane Switching (IPS technology for improved viewing angles) touch display of 1280-by-800 pixels maximum supported resolution, 1GB of RAM and a microSDHC memory card reader slot for adding up to 32GB of storage.

Apparently, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean device measures 10.4mm (0.41-inch) at its thickest point and features two built-in cameras (1.2MP front-facing and 3MP rear-facing), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity (no LTE), a SIM card slot and a GPS receiver.

Enveloped in an aluminium case, the Fonepad reportedly weighs 340g with its 4.270mAh battery and is expected to be officially unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona next week.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2013-02-19 (Update: 2013-02-19)