Why I think Phone Capable Tablets Are The Best Things Since Sliced Bread

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    Earlier this year, as my GTab 2 7 was nearing its first anniversary, I started to look for a proper replacement.

    At the time the news were filled with the announcement of the Note 8.0, the Asus Fonepad and the GTab 3. To be honest, my first instinct was to go with the Fonepad as I am quite stingy with my purchases, and the $300 price tag seemed too good to be true. But then I noticed that it has the same old GPU that my GTab 2 has, SGX540, albeit presumably overclocked. Even so, the step up to the HD screen alone should well worth the small investment.

    The problem was, Asus was and still is, having problems with the local authorities in getting the Fonepad out of the ports and to the hands of consumers. They have started a pre-order program in March this year, promising that the tablet will hit the stores in April. Then they changed it to May, May turned to June and so on. I’m not going to theorize as to how the situation came to be, but a quick visit to the Transparency International site left me little reason to not blame the government for the kerfuffle.

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