Leading notebook and tablet manufacturer ASUS has introduced its Fonepad 7 tablet in the Ugandan market in partnership with Intel East Africa.
The Fonepad 7offers 3G connectivity and calling features of a smartphone and also comes with the versatility of a 7-inch Android tablet.
Powered by the latest Intel Atom Multi-Core Z2520 processor with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, customers can expect fast and responsive web-browsing as well as smooth streaming of HD videos and games. The tablet will be available in MTN Service Centres countrywide at a cost of $168.
“We are very excited to bring this tablet to Uganda. Designed to fit every aspect of the increasingly important mobile lifestyle, be it reading ebooks, browsing, calling, play games, or keeping up with friends on social media, we believe the Fonepad 7cwill be a top tablet choice for consumers throughout the country,” said Chris Wen ASUS East Africa Product Manager.
He added that by incorporating 3G mobile data connectivity with full telephony support, Fonepad 7 is the perfect combination of a tablet and a phone in one single device at an affordable price.
The tablet fully supports the Android 4.4 Kitkat upgrade and features a vibrant 7″ LED Backlight WSVGA (1024×600) TN screen with 140 degree view angle, outstanding clarity and uncompromising multitasking capabilities.
Other key features include dual cameras, 10 hours battery life, 30 hours talk time on 3G, 4GB of inbuilt storage and free additional 5GB Lifetime ASUS WebStorage for syncing and sharing data with other devices.
The Fonepad 7 is ideal for people who value both the voice communication features of a smartphone and the entertainment opportunities offered by a tablet, but prefer the convenience of carrying just one device.
“Intel is investing in tablets and laptop technologies that meet all user requirements to ensure Africa is equipped and connected. We are therefore very proud to join ASUS in launching the Fonepad 7 in Uganda,” noted Danie Steyn, Intel East Africa General Manger.
He added Fonepad 7 is an innovative product that addresses the emerging market and is priced competitively.
Kenneth Kiddu, the acting Chief Marketing Officer at MTN said the company is committed to bring affordable and relevant devices to Ugandans from all walks of life and urged consumers to visit MTN Service Centres and experience the new ASUS Fonepad 7.
“In line with the MTN’s mission of delivering a bold, new digital world, MTN Uganda offers all its customers free 15 MB every month. Since last year it has also engaged its customers with regional Internet expos to provide a platform for interaction with the latest Internet solutions and devices and also to offer opportunity for customers to acquire the latest Internet enabled devices,” he said.
The ASUS Fonepad 7 comes with a number of exclusive ASUS productivity apps among them the Floating App for easy management of running apps and multi-tasking, SuperNote lite for handwritten notes and drawing and WebStorage Office Online for Microsoft Office-compatible document editing on the move.