"The ASUS P527 Windows Mobile 6 Professional Pocket PC phone doesn’t have a slide-out keyboard, in fact it doesn’t have a QWERTY keyboard at all. Instead it has a number pad along with two columns of dedicated menu buttons....The ASUS P527 is a quad band GSM world phone with EDGE/GPRS for data. Sorry no 3G. It’s sold unlocked for use with any GSM carrier. The PDA phone is powered by a 200MHz TI OMAP processor, with 64MB of RAM and 128MB of flash ROM. The smartphone runs the Windows Mobile 6 Professional operating system and has integrated Bluetooth v2.0 +EDR and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g. The ASUS has an integrated 2-megapixel camera with auto-focus lens and the camera application uses the 2.6” LCD as its viewfinder. For road warriors, the P527 offers built-in GPS with the SiRF III chipset, navigation software and North America maps and POIs (on the $599 version). Additional features include a microSD card slot supporting SDHC, an FM radio and Business card reader."
If you've been wanting a Pocket PC Phone in the US that ISN'T designed by HTC, your choices have been very slim. Finally, ASUS officially enters the unlocked GSM phone market in North America with it's candy-bar style P527
. While it lacks 3G, which could be a problem for AT&T users, it has other benefits, including SiRF III GPS, which doesn't require a monthly subscription like aGPS. Check out the full review at MobileTechReview