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RELEASED: ASUSTeK announced the launch of its P525 Quad-Band Pocket PC Phone Edition
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 01.06.06 - 12:36:08 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 9726x
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First time showed during this years CeBIT, ASUSTeK Computer Inc. now introduced the P525 quad-band PDA phone, which incorporated Push E-mail, Wi-Fi support and built-in numeric keypad to deliver a complete mobile business solution. Users can now stay connected no matter where they are.
"Business Anywhere" is the design concept behind the P525. As enterprises continue to globalize, business professionals should no longer be confined by their office desks or even wireless hotspots.

The P525 leveraged Push E-mail functions to deliver real-time synchronization with email, phonebooks and calendar items as changes occur on the Exchange account through continuous connection with a mobile operator between the P525 and a server. Supporting Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system, the ASUS PDA phone supports office applications, including Excel and PowerPoint Viewer etc., permitting completion of everyday tasks even on the road.
With both Wi-Fi and GPRS support built in, the P525 provides wireless online connection for research and instant messaging even when wireless hotspots are not available. Skype-in and Skype-out functions further reduce costs on long distance phone calls. Combined with Bluetooth wireless technology for quick file sharing without the tangling cables, the P525 delivers true mobile office.


The 2M-pixel digital camera also acts as a business card recognition device. Simply take a picture of a business card, the P525 will automatically convert information on the card into Outlook's contact list. In two steps, organizing business cards collected from conventions and conferences is no longer such as hassle.

The 5-way joystick enables one-hand menu navigation for accessing and managing the various powerful functions. The smart PDA phone also comes equipped with a numeric keypad for easy input. For those who prefer using a stylus, the 2.8" display is a touch screen as well.

For sensitive information, the P525 offers MySecret. Whether it's word documents, spreadsheets, videos or photos, users can save them in MySecret files and protect them from unauthorized personnel.

Specifications:

  • Operating System : Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone Edition
  • Processor: 416MHz Intel® XScale
  • Communication: Quad band, GSM 850/900/1800/1900; GPRS Class B, multi-slot Class 10
  • Memory : 128MB Flash ROM and 64MB SDRAM
  • Display : 2.8", 240 x 320 pixels, 65,000 TFT
  • Battery : 1300 mAh Li-ion
  • Talk Time : 3.5 hrs
  • Standby Time : 150-200 hrs
  • Camera : 2M-pixel camera with auto focus and flash light
  • Connectivity : WLAN 802.11b, Bluetooth Version 2.0, IrDa(SIR), USB 1.1
  • Expanda bility : miniSD card slot
  • Stereo Headse t : 2.5mm Audio Jack
  • Dimensions : 116.8 x 59 x 19 mm , 159.5g
  • Video : MPEG4, 3gp video recording
  • Voice recognition : Text to Speech; Speaker Independent

Asus haven't given any further information yet, where the P525 is available nor has given an estimated resale price. Also it's not appearing on Asus Pocket PC website yet.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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