Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 10:10 AM
"ASUS today introduced the ASUS P565, a business PDA phone that boasts an 800 MHz processor—the fastest in the world at the time of this announcement. Featuring ASUS’ latest touch-driven user interface—Glide—the stylish, leather-accented P565 delivers graphics and system performance beyond anything else on the market at present, posting Vsbenchmark scores almost two times that of competing products in its class. This enables the P565 to glide through resource-intensive tasks effortlessly and to handle heavy multitasking exceptionally well—making it ideal for businesspeople who demand uncompromising performance and maximum speed from their productivity tools. Rounding off its impressive feature set is a 2.8" touchscreen running at a high resolution of 480 x 640 pixels, delivering an unprecedented degree of clarity that does wonders for both personal photographs and spreadsheets."
Most of today's PDA phones aren't all that dissimilar: they try to nail that "touch" experience, and offer similar wireless functionality, similar cameras, similar displays, you name it. So, what does ASUS do to stand out? It goes back to basics and offers something that most of these devices lack: a fast Marvell TavorP 800MHz processor. Admittedly, the leap from the ever so common 624MHz isn't profound, but it's a welcome leap, nonetheless. This Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional device also packs 128MB RAM, 256MB ROM, 3G connectivity, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, GPS (SiRFstar III), a 2.8" VGA touchscreen, a 3.0-megapixel auto-focus camera, and a microSD slot. Not bad at all... oh, except for the rather dismal inclusion of USB 1.1.