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UNVEILED: Asus M930W Windows Mobile Communicator look-alike shows its face [UPDATE]
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 27.12.07 - 11:56:37 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 12907x
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French website has informed us that they got information about a new, so far unknown Asus smartphone called M930W. This Windows Mobile 6 Nokia E90 look-alike smartphone seems to run, according to the screenshots (which could be marketing fakes anyway), Windows Mobile 6 Standard (non-touchscreen) instead of Windows Mobile 6 Professional (touchscreen) while speaks about Windows Mobile 6 Professional anyway. Other features, according to, are a Marvel PXA270M CPU at 520 MHz, triband GSM/GPRS/EDGE at 900/1800/1900 MHz, singleband UMTS/HSDPA at 2100 MHz up 3.6 Mbps, WiFi b/g and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR:

Furthermore, the not yet officially announced Asus M930W sports 256 MB ROM and 128 MB RAM as well as a 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera.

I'm not sure about the inner main-display, if it is QVGA or VGA but it seems some space is wasted and a WVGA screen might be the more appropriate option to use.

Prices, release dates and availability wasn't given yet.

UPDATE: Okay, it must be a Windows Mobile 6 Standard smartphone since it features a Home and Back button, not a Windows Start flag or OK key and I'm not sure if Windows Mobile 6 Standard supports WVGA at all.

Cheers ~ Arne

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Posted by Mike on 27.12.07 - 14:18:02

Can WM6 switch between different resolutions (QVGA outside, WVGA inside)?

Posted by Arne Hess on 27.12.07 - 14:34:49

AFAIK, at least with Windows Mobile 6, it's possible. On the other hand, it's the first device of this kind - having a full screen inside and outside, not just using an auxiliary display outside and therefore I don't have any first hand experiences with this kind of display combinations yet.

Posted by Surur on 27.12.07 - 19:43:36

It must be Standard, as it has all the Standard keys (e.g. home and back) too.

Seems such a waste.

Posted by Arne Hess on 28.12.07 - 12:38:21

Exactly, that's what I noticed as well and why I've updated the posting after. It must be a Standard device, not a Professional smartphone but truly this limits the devices functionality.

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