ASUSTeK Computer Inc (ASUS), today previewed - together with Microsoft - one of the most compact 3G smartphones in the world to date Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the P305 and the first Windows Mobile powered UMTS Smartphone anyway.
As a Windows Mobile 5.0 powered 3G Smartphone, the P305 offers powerful multimedia and productivity features that allow users to be more productive and truly experience a mobile lifestyle.
Essentially representing the ultimate 3G technology, video calls have become the signature requirement of any 3G mobile phone, but this is often met with poor processing power that limits streaming capabilities and handicaps the primary purpose. ASUS has overcome such hurtle, by possessing video telephony technology that is both ready and available now. The high-speed CPU in the P305 Smartphone offers superior processing speed that outperforms any 3G mobile phones in the market with 384Kbps downlink/uplink transfer rate. This translates into fluid and smooth video call on the P305, letting users fully enjoy talking and seeing each other.
Running on Windows Mobile 5.0 with Direct Push Technology, the P305 will
provides instant updating of Microsoft Office Outlook Email, Calendar, Contacts
and Tasks when synchronizing with Exchange Server 2003 to ensure users are
always up to date while on the move. The P305 also provides an outstanding
multimedia experience with Internet Explorer and an integrated multimedia suite
(including Windows Media Player 10 Mobile) for users to enjoy music and video in
a variety of audio formats, including MP3, AMR, AAC, WAV and WMA, as well as
streaming MPEG-4 video.
With built-in compatibility for Bluetooth 1.2 and
IrDA, the P305 to be used as a diminutive mobile storage device for any files
types and multimedia content. The mini-SD expansion card slot also allows for
additional memory for storing a wide range of content including music, games,
photos and video.
With 3G capabilities along with the power and functionality
of Windows Mobile 5.0 in a small and sleek form factor, the P305 offers endless
hours of fun while serving as mobile business companion.
"The P305 has superior processing power that can be leveraged for 3G
services and multimedia enjoyment. It is the first 3G phone that is both
compact and offers mobile office capability as in PDAs, making it a terrific
all-around business companion.", said Jonney Shih, CEO of ASUSTek Computer
"The launch of the ASUS P305 is timely considering the growing
momentum for 3G in Europe and Asia. With an increasing number of 3G phones,
users are able to leverage their devices to increase productivity and enjoy
a superior multimedia experience," said Pieter Knook, senior vice president,
Mobile and Embedded Devices Division and Communications Sector Business,
Microsoft Corp. "We are happy to partner with device makers like ASUS to
offer users a diverse range of devices to meet their specific mobility
Neither a price nor an expected release date was given yet.
Cheers ~ Arne