Ever wanted that your tablet could make phone calls as well? Asus sure think there are people out there that want this as it just announced a 7 inch Android tablet that can make phone calls too. While not being the first one (the original Samsung Galaxy Tab could make phone calls already over 2 years ago) it’s definitely welcome to see that phone functionality is coming back.

Most people probably won’t need to use this functionality but it’s good to be there in case you would need it, especially as it will go on sale for only £179 sometime in the Q2 this year. Head past the break for specifications, photos and a short hands-on by Engadget.

Asus FonePad specifications

  • 7 inch screen (1,280 x 800 px)
  • 1.2 GHz Intel Atom Z2420 dual core processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal storage, up to 32 GB microSD card support
  • 3.0 MP rear camera, 1.2 MP front camera
  • Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system
  • WiFi, Bluettooh, 3G HSDPA+
  • 4,270 mAH battery with up to 9 hours of battery life
  • Price £179

Asus FonePad photos