As we had been expecting, the ASUS Fonepad has come available for those in the UK. The tablet is sporting a 7-inch display and will be available with a handful of retailers to include Carphone Warehouse, Sainsbury’s and Amazon. Those considering a purchase should be prepared to shell out £179.99. Keep in mind though, as of today we are talking pre-orders. The actual availability is set for later in the month — April 26.

That said, the ASUS Fonepad is powered by a 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2420 processor, has an HD display at 1280 x 800 with IPS technology and is running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Also, as implied by the name, the Fonepad is a tablet that has support for voice calling. For those considering carrying this around as your only device — the measurements and weight may be something to take note of.

In this case, the Fonepad weighs in at 340 grams with measurements of 196.4 x 120.1 x 10.4mm. Other specs for the tablet include 16GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, 1GB of RAM, 4270 mAh battery, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera. The Fonepad will be available in titanium gray or champagne gold and is also sporting 3G for your on the go mobile connectivity needs.

Pricing, pre-order and availability dates aside, those considering a purchase may benefit from some of the hands-on time we spent with the tablet. ASUS unveiled the Fonepad back in February during Mobile World Congress and as a result, we have the hands-on video (sitting above). You can also get a bit more detail in the accompanying hands-on post which can be found here.

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