New Asus Smart PDA Phone With GPS, WiFi - P527

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Dave_HH Posted: Wed, Nov 14 2007 2:56 PM

Asus is quickly making inroads here in the US with their line of highly integrated smart-phones.  A little birdie let this gem slip out to us today and it certainly looks sexy-sleek.  The P527 is a tri-band phone with integrated GPS and WiFi functionality, in addition to a new Asus feature dubbed "Travelog".

"Capture and Share Exciting Journeys with Travelog
The P527 can record and share users’ traveling pictures, routes, Points of Interests (POIs) and memo with the handy built-in Travelog feature. This handy function supports the Google Earth satellite maps format – allowing users to create a diary of events during their travels. With Travelog, users will be able to put together snapshots and other interesting tidbits of their travels onto their blogs – allowing them to share with others their memorable travels as they trek across from one key point to another along their journeys. "

Asus P527 PDA SmartPhone


Networking System

EDGE/GPRS/GSM 850/900/1800/1900, Class B, Multi-slot Class 10

Operating System

Microsoft Windows® Mobile 6 Professional


TI OMAP™ 850 (200MHz)


113 x 58 x 15.4 mm / 129g (including battery)


1300 mAh Lithium Ion

Talk Time

4-5 Hours

Standby Time

150-200 Hours

Form Factor

Bar Type with numeric keypad




2.6", 65K, TFT, 240 x 320


WLAN 802.11 b+g, USBv1.1, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR


HTTP, WAP 1.2.1/2.0


SMS / MMS / Email / MSN


128 MB Flash + 64 MB SDRAM

Expansion Slot

Micro-SD, Supports SDHC


SiRF III Solution with internal antenna




2 Mega-Pixels (Auto-Focus)




MPEG4 / H.263 Playback and Recording

We don't have an MSRP on this urban assualt communicator yet but we'll pass it along when we do.  We'll be taking a first hand look at the unit as well, in the near future, just for giggles. 

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Lev_Astov replied on Thu, Nov 15 2007 1:50 PM
Where can you get ASUS phones in the US? I've looked all over and can't seem to find the J502 that I want so badly. Only place I've seen any is on eBay occasionally.

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Marco C replied on Thu, Nov 15 2007 2:20 PM
They haven't officially been sold in the US. This phone, however, will be available everywhere and it will be sold "unlocked" for use with almost any provider.

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