Pre-orders on the gigantic 7-inch ASUS Fonepad phone/tablet hybrid have now opened in the UK. Carphone Warehouse, Amazon and Sainsbury’s will each be selling the Fonepad, priced at £179.99, due for release on the 26th April.
First revealed back at MWC 2013, the whopping handset is the same size as some tablets despite its call-making abilities, and comes complete with an Atom Z2420 processor, Android version 4.1, 16GB of built0in memory and space for microSD expansion.
“It is ideal to have a larger screen with entertainment, social media and other online activities now playing an increasingly important part in our mobile lifestyles,” said Jonney Shih, ASUS Chairman.
“The incorporation of 3G mobile data with full telephony support, makes the Fonepad the perfect combination of a tablet and phone in one single device.”
We’re not sure who in their right mind would want a phone this size, but at least the price hasn’t scaled up with the size – £179.99 is perfectly reasonable whether you see the device as a tablet or phone. Those looking for similarly-sized handsets from Samsung should turn their attentions to the 5.8 and 6.3 Samsung Galaxy Mega handsets.