Nothing can really stop Asus from climbing up the ladder as a top tablet pc and smartphone vendor in the Philippines. After the huge success of Fonepad 7 last year, Asus Philippines has recently launched its more refined and full-featured iteration, the Fonepad 7 Dual SIM (ME175CG) at 71 Gramercy, Makati last March 12, 2014.
Asus Fonepad 7 is a 7-inch phablet with built-in 3G connectivity and dual sim functionality. The latter is both dual stand and compatible with micro-sims.
The new Fonepad features a gorgeous HD IPS display that will allow users to enjoy viewing their favorite content. Asus also introduced a new video enhanced technology, which they aptly called ASUS Splendid. This feature enhances the screen and makes the color come out more as well as make it easier on the eyes.
The new Fonepad is powered with the latest Intel processor, a 1.2Ghz Intel Atom Z2520 dual-core processor and 1GB memory. It also has 5mp AF rear camera and 1.2mp front camera camera. The former is capable of recording full HD video. It uses SonicMaster speakers and complemented with an application called AudioWizard that allows up to 5 modes or preference. This is perfect for gamers, film buffs and music lovers out there.
The new phablet has a 8gb internal storage and may be expanded up to 64gb more via its microSD slot. Users can even jack up the storage further by using Asus’ one year Webstorage. You can authorize up to 10 devices to this service.
The Asus Fonepad 7 Dual SIM is now available for PhP8,995 in both white and black at authorized Asus distributors nationwide. Each unit comes with Free Smart Bro SIM Card with 50MB per month for 3 months and free 6 month Trend Micro ™ Mobile Security.
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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
Fonepad 6 Note, PhP19,995 (16gb with Free Asus Flip Cover)
Apart from the new Fonepad, Asus also launched Fonepad 6 Note, a 6-inch phablet with highly precise Wacom stylus. It is powered with Intel Z258 2.Ghz processor and 2GB ram. Asus’ Note is packed with mid-end specifications like its stunning full HD Super IPS+ display. It has software productivity features like Smart Peek, Smart Crop, Instant Page and Supernote + Pen. Check out the video below to see these features in action.
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Memopad 8 and 10, and Transformer Pad TF701T
Asus also launched Memopad 8 and Memopad 10 to complete the Memopad family. Both devices have slimmer bezels and noteworthy features. These tablets are among the best valued tablets available in the market today.
The new Transformer Pad TF701T was also launched during the event. It is also the only Tegra-powered tablet announced. It has a whopping 10 inch Super IPS+ display panel and a high resolution 2560×1600.
Prices of these new tablets are:
- The NewTransformer Pad TF701T – Php27,995 (32GB Internal Storage)
- MeMO Pad 10 – Php13,995 (16GB Internal Storage)
- MeMO Pad 8 – Php9,995 (8GB Internal Storage)
Asus was also proud to announce during the event that all the devices they launched have the best features that customers are looking for like 10-point multi-touch for best gaming experience, Asus Splending, SonicMaster with MaxxAudio and a much improved user interface (like camera UI, features, gallery and floating apps etc.)
Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.