Well of Gramercy at the very least… literally! On charts its getting there steadily and surely!
Yesterday, various media sectors were invited to share the newest lineup of Asus mobile computing products with highlight on the phenomenally feature packed and unbelievably priced Fonepad 7.
The second iteration of the popular phone-tablet hybrid have had its design re-engineered from the original; now with a more minimalistic and fluid feel from the hardware to the UI (which has also been completely revamped in their new lineup). The market released families of Asus devices are the following:
MeMO Pad (ME180A, ME102A)
Fonepad Note (ME560)
Transformer Pad (TF701T)
Variations between them, apart from the sizes, are on telephony and processors and components but, make no mistake, each has its own flavor and truly optimized towards its niche.
Star of the evening was of course the Fonepad 7. Its perfect blend of functionality and hefty productivity suite make it a perfect companion especially for those working with multiple phones as it is a dual-SIM device. Asus-specific apps like the indomitable Supernote, Splendid, Audio Wizard, along with the revamped Camera and Gallery almost doesn’t require additional apps for productivity – you are easily readily productive out of the box! It comes with the Intel Atom Z2520 1.2GHz at its core, a 7” HD IPS display and 2-3G SIM slots!
During the course of the evening, Eason lets everyone in on all the juicy new features we can find on the all new Fonepad; seen here with Jaime demoing the “Beautification” feature over a Miracast Fonepad:
Not long after, we learn that Trend Micro is now teamed up with Asus and future Fonepad owners will now also get a bonus 6 months premium protection for their devices! Seen below is Asst. Marketing Head Claudette Chua telling us about how security is improved with the addition of their service:
Towards the end of the evening, everyone got to participate in an activity which requires full utility of the enhanced apps within the new Fonepads:
An event eventually won over by none other than Alexei of The Technoclast conquering a math challenge and for a Fonapad of his very own!
Creds to Asus and their people for another successful launch party… at the top of the metro to boot!
Seriously considering one for myself… that will effectively combine three devices of mine… battery notwithstanding XD.
Full PR after the break.
ASUS introduces the new Fonepad 7 with Dual Sim 3G Capability, Intel Processor and HD Display with an affordable price
Raising the tablet competition with one uncompromising device with incredible value
Manila, Philippines (12th March, 2014) — ASUS introduces the new Fonepad 7 Dual SIM (ME175CG) and Fonepad Note 6 (ME560CG) to the local market. The No.2 Android tablet brand also showcases new devices under the MeMO Pad and Transformer Pad series to deliver incredible value and performance.
Fonepad 7 ME175CG
The Fonepad 7 is a 7-inch phablet with built-in 3G connectivity and Dual SIM phone functionality that delivers best value for a mobile device. Fonepad 7 features an HD IPS display for a sharp, vivid picture and a high-performance Intel Atom Z2520 1.2GHz processor to ensure a responsive and smooth experience. Its 3G connectivity further enhances performance and makes web browsing, social networking, and video calls fast and fluid.
Get Connected, Get Protected
ASUS Philippines, partners with Smart Broadband Inc (Smart Bro), a subsidiary of wireless service leader Smart Communications (Smart), in providing Fonepad 7 Dual SIM buyers with added value by offering FREE Smart Bro SIM cards preloaded with 50 MB Internet every month for 3 months for every purchase of Fonepad 7. With 50MB Internet load, subscribers can do any of the following: send 2,438 emails, send 384 IMs with photo attachments, 61 Tweets, 57 FB status updates, download 13 songs or stream 5 You Tube Videos. With this partnership, endusers can get a chance to experience ultra-fast Internet connectivity powered by Smart Bro.
Smart currently operates more than 10,000 4G-capable (HSPA+, LTE/LTE-A) sites around the country backed by four times more fiber power that delivers the fastest and most advanced mobile broadband service from anywhere in the country. To know more about Smart Bro and the latest mobile broadband offers, visit smart.com.ph/bro
Internet protection won’t be a problem as well. Each unit comes with free 6 months Trend Micro ™ Mobile Security. With this smart service, endusers are protected from viruses. In addition to this, Trend Micro™ Mobile security also offers filtering of dangerous websites, privacy protection for Facebook ™, parental control and personal data back-up. Fonepad 7 Dual SIM owners can also enjoy Lost Device Protection where a web portal can connect the user to the lost device. They can find the location, lock it, sound an alarm or even erase data.
Fonepad Note 6
Part 3G smartphone, part tablet, ASUS Fonepad Note 6 comes with a 1.6GHz Intel® Atom™ Z2560 dual-core processor and 1920 x 1080 Full HD Super IPS+ display. With a display brightness of 380 nits, ASUS Fonepad Note 6 can be used outdoors in bright sunshine, while front-facing stereo speakers with ASUS SonicMaster technology ensure high-quality high-definition audio. ASUS Fonepad Note 6 also includes a stylus for quick and accurate handwritten input with optimized software and user interface for a fluid writing experience.
MeMO Pad 8 & 10
Offering incredible value to any screen size, the ASUS MeMO Pad 8 & 10 are two best value tablets for consumers who seek a bigger screen size. Both ASUS MeMO Pad 8 & 10 are quad-core enabled tablets that offer fast and fluid android experience and great visuals with it’s HD 1280×800 vivid IPS display panel. Both tablets provide better portability with smaller bezel footprint and more compact size.
The New Transformer Pad TF701T
Infinitely the best, the new ASUS Transformer Pad raises the bar in mobile entertainment with a 10 inch Super IPS+ display panel and a high resolution 2560×1600 or 299 pixels per inch. Performance is never a concern with the new NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor with up to 72 GPU cores elevating web browsing and high definition gaming. It also comes with the new Transformer dock that offers additional 6 hours of battery life and ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
The ASUS Fonepad 7 is now available in the Philippines for Php8,995 (8GB Internal Storage) in both White and Black color. Each unit comes with Free Smart Bro SIM Card with 50MB per month for 3 months and free 6 month Trend Micro ™ Mobile Security.
Other models showcased are now also available in the Philippines
The NewTransformer Pad TF701T – Php27,995 (32GB Internal Storage)
Fonepad Note 6 – Php19,995 (16GB with Free ASUS Flip Cover)
MeMO Pad 10 – Php13,995 (16GB Internal Storage)
MeMO Pad 8 – Php9,995 (8GB Internal Storage)