recently got its hands on the "Asus Galaxy Mini" (codename), a brand new
entry-level Windows Mobile 6 Professional smartphones from
Asus, which reminds somewhat on
the HTC Touch Cruise
design. However, unlike the HTC Touch Cruise, the Asus Galaxy Mini
is a 2.5G GSM/GPRS/EDGE Windows Mobile smartphone only, powered by a TI CPU at
200 Mhz. Even if an entry level device only, Asus new - yet to be
officially announced - smartphone also features WiFi and Bluetooth as well as
includes a GPS receiver. Furthermore it sports a 2 megapixel camera, a microSD
card slot and a QVGA touchscreen:
The Asus Galaxy Mini (commercial name still unknown) will be available in
several stylish colors, including pink (as on the photos), blue and champagne.
According to MobiFrance, the expected retail price is somewhere between 300 and
400 Euro. A release date wasn't given so far.
UPDATE: Looks like this pre-release device is already running
Mobile 6.1 Professional. At least the "Getting Started" row on the Today
screen indicates it but it's not yet clear if the device will be released with
Windows Mobile 6 or 6.1. Hopefully we will know more next week.
Cheers ~ Arne