Remember the Asus FonePad that was announced at Mobile World Congress? Last we heard it was destined to launch during Q2 at a price of £179.99.
Well guess what? The price is right, and the Q2 bit is right too – and it's soon in Q2 too, in fact the smartphone-tablet hybrid will be available to pre-order this very week ahead of stock arriving on April 26.
Carphone Warehouse, Amazon and Sainsbury's will be taking pre-orders for the Android 4.1 device from Friday (April 12), which in case you haven't noticed is a couple of weeks before the FonePad itself will be landing.
In terms of spec it's not a million miles away from another similarly priced 7-incher made by Asus, the Google Nexus 7.
The FonePad comes equipped with a 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2420 processor, which is on the low end of things but seems up to the task of powering a 1280 x 800 display – or so Asus believes.
The base version will come with 16GB of storage, a microSD card slot and microSIM slot to fulful the “Fone” part of its title, while the battery is a meaty 4,270mAh unit supposedly capable of up to 10 hours of HD video playback.
An interesting variation on the sadly predictable 7-inch tablet theme, and for that alone the Asus FonePad is worth its place on the product shelves for our money. But what about your money – are you tempted by a 7in tablet that can make calls? Let us know...