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NewsPoster Jun 3, 2013 08:25 AM
Asus tackles Galaxy Note with 6-inch FonePad Note, Intel Atom
Foregoing the customary 'ARMdroid' combination, Asus has incorporated 1.6GHz a dual-core Intel Atom (Z260) into its new 6-inch <a href=""> FonePad Note</a>. Squarely aimed at Samsung's popular 5.3-inch Galaxy Note 2 line (<a href="">rumored</a> to go 6-inches for the Galaxy Note 3), the FonePad Note also includes a stylus for handwritten input. Although running Android, Asus has not yet confirmed which iteration of 'Jelly Bean' that it is shipping with.<br /><br />The FonePad FHD Note centers on a large 6-inch IPS 1080p display, continuing the shift to ever-larger phone call-capable Android handsets. With the former 5-inch 'phablet' category now reduced to a mainstream display size by the Galaxy S4, the 2013 version of Android phablets is now moving well into the 6-inch class. We recently reviewed the Huawei Ascend Mate, which is also 6-inches, but is priced at the mid-range market, while also carrying a lower resolution 720p display.<br />
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Connectivity is provided by a DC-HSPA+ cellular connection, otherwise eschewing the move to LTE among other high-end devices. An 8-megapixel camera is built into the rear of the device, while a 1.2-megapixel front facing camera provides 720p video chat capabilities. Like the HTC One, Acer has built dual front-facing stereo speakers into device, powered by SonicMaster technology.<br />
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Pricing and availability is yet to be formally announced, but can be expected to vary by region.<br />
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Arne_Saknussemm Jun 3, 2013 08:01 PM
Does anyone know if the digitizer is of the inductive kind like on the Note?

The stylus does look like it might be using a technology similar to Wacom's, that can trace the stylus tip without batteries, whilst conveying pressure information.

At least for artists this would be a great device for putting down thoughts on "paper".
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