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Asus announces the P835 Smartphone
With WVGA screen and HSDPA WiFi router
Even though Asus is working with Garmin on some new Windows Mobile devices, it seems like the company is still busy making Windows Mobile Smartphone's under its own brand name, as Asus just announced the P835 which at least on paper is a pretty high-end model.
Although Windows Mobile 6.1 professional won't turn any heads, the 3.5-inch 800x480 pixel WVGA touch screen might. The 528MHz Qualcomm processor seems like a step back from the P565 which had an 800MHz processor. The P835 also has 288MB of RAM, 256MB of ROM and 4GB of built in flash storage memory.
Add to this 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, aGPS, a 5 Megapixel camera with auto focus and a front mounted camera for video calls, a trackball, USB 2.0 and a microSDHC card slot and you've ticked pretty much every box. However, Asus has also added an application that allows you to share the 3G connection over WiFi with up to 10 other devices.
The P835 supports 7.2Mbit HSDPA and 2Mbit HSUPA on the 900, 1,900 and 2,100MHz 3G WCDMA band and it's also got quad band GSM support with EDGE. Asus claims 6h of talk time in 3G mode and 7h in 2G mode with the standby being good for 350h in 3G and 300h in 2G.
It also features a new version of Asus' Glide UI, two on-screen keyboards, Opera's web browser and some other applications. There's no word on a release date or pricing so far.
You can find the product page here